Does Your Pet have Dental Disease?
Canine or Feline periodontitis is a bacterial infection of the mouth. There are four stages of periodontal disease, progressing from plaque and mildly inflamed gums to established gingivitis (gum disease), and then on to mild and ultimately severe periodontitis, which may involve bone and/or tooth loss.
But with a good at-home dental care routine and regular professional dental cleanings, you can help prevent your pet from getting periodontal disease.
Looking for Signs of Dental Disease in Cats and Dogs
The first thing you can do at home is to simply look for signs of dental disease. Flip your pet's lip, and ask yourself these questions:
- Does your pet have stinky breath? This is one of the early signs of periodontal disease.
- Does your animal have red or swollen gums?
- Are your cat or dog's teeth yellow or brown? Loose or missing?
- How’s their appetite—still eating like a champ? Different? Having trouble chewing bones? Losing weight?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, your pet could have periodontal disease. But don’t worry, help is here!
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