PetMeds® Dental Health for Pets

Dental and oral related diseases can be prevented with regular brushing and oral care at home in addition to regular checkups Periodontal disease is one of the most common problems seen in dogs and cats – especially in middle age and older pets.  Symptoms may include:

  • Varying degrees of oral discomfort
  • Bad breath
  • Drooling
  • Brown dental tartar
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Gum redness/swelling
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth loss

In many pets oral discomfort may manifest as difficulty chewing food, when they are pet over the facial area, as well as jaw quivering on manipulation or touching of the jaws. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to problems in other areas of the body such as kidney infections or heart infections. That is why it is important to have routine annual wellness exams in pets, and if necessary an ultrasonic scaling and cleaning under general anesthesia. Often dental X-rays are needed to detect problems of the tooth roots.

Animal guardians my also play a proactive role in their pets’ dental care at home by brushing their pets teeth regularly with specialized tooth brushes and toothpaste such as C.E.T toothpaste which enzymatically breaks down the plaque on teeth and cuts down on oral bacteria in the mouth. Supplementing with products like Be Fresh Dental Solution and Greenie’s Dental Chews can help reduce bacteria in your pet’s mouth in between brushing.

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2 Comments

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  2. Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarianMarch 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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