I wanted to share this video with you about the importance of dental care for your pet. More than 80% of pets over the age of three suffer from some form of dental disease. Sadly, only a small percentage of pet owners provide their pets with a prophylactic dental which could reduce build up of plaque and tartar.
In addition to bad breath, poor dental hygiene has been linked to heart problems in dogs. Dogs with bad teeth are more likely to have heart murmurs or infections of the heart's lining. Pet owners are an integral part of maintaining their pet's dental health. After a routine dental cleaning, owners should utilize "at-home" care to keep their pet's oral health at its best!
Many diets and treats are now designed to aid a busy pet owner with at home dental care. Also available are chew toys, oral gels, and water additives that help retard plaque formation. An easy and inexpensive option is to apply a barrier sealant once weekly after the pet's dental cleaning. This process takes less than 2 minutes a week and can help insure a healthy mouth for your pet.
Feel free to discuss any of your pet dental health concerns with me. You are an integral part of protecting your pet's health and by working with your veterinarian you can help insure your pet stays with you for a long time. Refer to this video for more.