Dental hygiene is probably the most overlooked aspect of our pet’s general health.
With all the different breeds now around and their many shapes and sizes, we have potentially made it tougher for them to maintain dental health and Vetaround advises that we assess our pet’s dental health on a regular basis.
Our pets don’t brush their teeth twice a day and visit the dentist twice a year (which is what our dentists recommend!).
For this reason tartar builds up quickly. Bacteria builds up under the tartar which soon leads to oral infection and periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease means that the bone and tissues around the teeth gets eaten away which which destabilises the teeth and eventually if untreated, these teeth will fall out. Periodontal disease in our pets iis an irreversible process and is best prevented before it occurs.
Oral infections can also cause spread through your pet’s body causing nasty illnesses in your pet that can be very difficult to treat and are sometimes life threatening.