According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Don’t let your pets be part of this statistic! If you’ve noticed yellowing of your pet’s teeth, bad breath, bleeding, or broken teeth, something just isn’t right. Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health.
If you are noticing issues, it could be as simple as tartar buildup. However, it could also be as serious as periodontal disease, a medical condition that can spread infection throughout your pet’s entire body.
Some of the signs that indicate your pet may be experiencing a dental problem include:
- Bad breath
- Loose, broken or missing teeth
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Red, inflamed or bleeding gums
- Difficulty or pain when chewing
- Pawing at the mouth
- Excessive drooling