October is right around the corner. Don't let your pet's bad breathe scare you away! Have you ever gotten a sniff of your dog or cat's breath and wrinkled up your nose? All too often, dental care is something that is overlooked with our furry friends. Imagine how your mouth would feel, taste, look and smell if you NEVER brushed your teeth!
Tartar and calculus trap bacteria in and under the gum line, which leads to irritation of the gum tissue (gingivitis) and then periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is sickness of the supporting tissues of the teeth: the ligaments that attach gum to tooth and jaw bone. The American Veterinary Dental Society estimates that 85% of cats and dogs have periodontal disease by age four!
Signs of tooth and gum disease in pets include:
- bad breath
- excessive salivation
- refusing to eat or dropping food
- rubbing or pawing at the face
- loose or broken teeth and red inflamed gums
Please give us a call to schedule your pet's October Dental Cleaning today! (843) 681-4586
* Some restrictions apply, bloodwork, extractions, & medications not included