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Dog Dental Health, Cat Dental Health

Dental care is as important for your pet as it is for you! Maybe even more so, because well over 80 percent of pets over the age of 5 have some significant level of periodontal disease, which can lead to serious consequences - including heart disease. But the good news is, with regular home dental care, most problems can be avoided. The best treatment? A three-step program of “brush, rinse, chew.”

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  Pet Dental Facts:

  • Bad breath is a symptom of dental disease. Fix bad breath by fixing the teeth and gums.
  • Dental disease is common in Maine Coon, Ragdoll, and Oriental breeds. It is usually more severe or progresses more rapidly than in other breeds.
  • By 3 years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease.
  • You can reach 90% of the surface of a dog’s teeth just by brushing; flossing is not essential.
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    This information is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

    The information about medications is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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