Thursday, January 23, 2014

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

We need dental care just like you!

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it's completely preventable. Good oral health is an important part of good general health for your pet.
 View this video from the American Veterinary Medical Association with information on what periodontal disease is and how we can prevent our pets from getting it. 
Periodontal Disease

Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats:

·         Bad breath
·         Tartar build up
·         Red gums
·         Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored
·         Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area
·         Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
·         Bleeding from the mouth
·         Loss of appetite or loss of weight (this combination can result from diseases of many organs, and early veterinary examination is important).