People often say, the eyes are the window to the soul, that may be true- but the mouth is definitely the window to the body. Bacteria collecting in your pet’s mouth can greatly affect their overall health including kidney, liver and heart health.
Owners often notice their pet’s bad breath; however, this is typically only the beginning of periodontal disease. The gums become red and irritated, this leads to bleeding and oral pain. As the gums recede the tooth roots become exposed. This can lead to infections and bone loss which causes the teeth to become loose and fall out.
Annual dental exams along with preventive dental cleanings can greatly improve your pet’s oral health. We would be happy to discuss your pet’s dental needs with you.