Most pets have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years of age, (this equates to approximately 21 human years). Dental disease can result in bad breath, painful chewing and even the loss of teeth. Bacteria that is harbored in the plaque and infected gums can also spread to the heart, kidneys and liver which can significantly shorten the life span of your pet.
Professional dental cleaning by your Veterinarian is required to remove plaque and tartar from a pet’s teeth and to assess the health of the mouth, this procedure has been performed today on your pet.
Regular, at-home dental care can help improve the health of your pet’s mouth and lengthen the intervals between professional dental cleanings.