Seventy-eight percent of dogs over three years old have some form of periodontal disease, but how exactly do you detect if your pet has poor dental health? Bad breath is often the first indicator that your pet is experiencing some form of dental disease; however, the potency of your pet’s breath is most likely on the bottom of your list of things you want to investigate!
Thankfully there are other ways to identify dental health issues in your pet. Bleeding gums, a decreased appetite, and excessive drooling are other signs of poor dental health. Of course a visit to your vet is the best way to catch any dental issues before physical symptoms are present. Listed below are three simple and helpful tips to help you maintain your pet’s dental health.
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3 Tips for Pet Dental Health Care:
1. Schedule an oral exam and/or cleaning for your pet annually.
2. Routinely check your pet’s teeth and gums at home and contact your vet if there are concerns.
3. Do regular dental care at home between exams.
For more information and other fun tips, click on the photo below to watch a video from our Facebook page featuring Dr. Roppel discussing dental cleaning basics at Lyndon Animal Clinic!