Prevention is key
By age three, 80% dogs and 70% cats have some evidence of periodontal disease; and at advanced stages, it can significantly impact a pet’s quality of life. Dental disease causes halitosis (bad breath) and mouth pain, which can make eating challenging. Plus, the bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver and kidney complications. Periodontal disease is irreversible and will only progress; Prevention is key!