Have you noticed that your pet seems to develop jaws of steel when it's time for a dose of medicine? As you struggle to pry apart your furry friend's teeth, you know you only have one chance to dr ...View Article
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Posted on 02-20-2018
Caring for your pet’s oral health may seem difficult, but it not only helps keep their breath fresh, it is also important to their overall health. Periodontal disease is the most common dental problem in dogs and cats. It can be seen in most dogs and cats by age three. Brushing the teeth and dental treats are usually only helpful at the very early stages of periodontal disease. At the later stages of periodontal disease, the tartar buildup is too hardened for brushing or treats to help.
(Pictured: Stage 3 Periodontal Disease)
So how can you help?
I'm grateful for your advice on the importance of caring for your pet’s oral health to avoid periodontal disease which is the most common dental problem in dogs and cats. I recently adopted a dog from the local shelter and I think we'll have to look for a good vet clinic where I could take her for a dental check-up. It's good you mentioned that professional dental cleanings will help prevent the periodontal disease from progressing when brushing can no longer remove tartar buildup. Thanks for the tips! http://www.pahlincoln.com/