Did you know that more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by the age of two? (Source: American Veterinary Medical Association) These are eye-opening figures, especially when you consider that dental disease can lead to bacteria entering your pet’s bloodstream, which may result in serious damage to the heart, liver and kidneys.
Clearly, there’s an urgent need for proper dental care—and we’ll be pleased to refer you to a specialist in veterinary dentistry if need be.
Does your pet suffer from any of these symptoms?
- Bad breath
- Yellowish plaque on your pet’s teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats
- Missing or loose teeth
If you’ve seen any of these symptoms, it may be a sign your pet needs immediate dental care. Call 361-854-1439.