According to the American Veterinary Dental Association, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop periodontal disease by age two. This can lead to tooth loss and infections that spread from the mouth to other parts of the body.
The biggest reason for periodontal disease is that pet owners often overlook the importance of dental care. Dogs and cats may develop the following issues as a result:
Feeding your pet nutritious food and brushing your pet’s teeth every day will go a long way to promoting good oral health. Many oral health issues are reversible with a commitment to preventive dental care at home. It’s also important to schedule an annual dental appointment with us. Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital cares about your pet’s dental health. Call 925-736-7440 to schedule a dental check-up today.