Dental disease is caused by an accumulation of plaque. Plaque is a colourless film that contains bacteria. If left unchecked, plaque build-up can lead to gun infection resulting in tooth loss.
Signs of Dental Disease
Once your pet displays the warning signs below, serous dental disease may already be present.
- Bad breath
- Yellow-brown crust on teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Changes in chewing or eating habbits
- Tooth loss
- Abnormal drooling
It’s important to note that all pets are at risk of developing dental disease. Often there are no warning signs. Even some dogs and cats with severe dental disease will not show any signs, but they will be in pain.
Steps to better oral care
- Visit your veterinarian
Regular dental check-ups are important for the overall health of your pet. your veterinarian can take care of dental problems that may arise.
- Start an oral care routine at home
Plaque should be removed from your pet’s teeth every day, before it mineralises into tartar. Brushing your pet’s teeth properly each day will remove plaque build-up. In addition, you can feed specially-formulated foods that
- Schedule regular dental check-ups
Once you have your pets dental routine down it’s important to schedule regular check-ups to ensure your oral care routine is on track.
Not all pets are exactly the same and some need different care than others. Pocket pet dental care is much different than the care you would provide your Feline or Canine companions. To help we have two different pages going through everything you need to know about your beloved companions dental care.