When was the last time you went to the dentist for a teeth cleaning? Now think about the last time your little furry friend had his teeth cleaned… Did you know that his bad breath could be a sign of something serious, like gum disease?
According to the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in companion animals, and 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have the disease by age 3.
To combat and prevent dental problems for your pet, start by scheduling your pet’s annual dental exam at your veterinarian.
You can also care for your pet’s teeth by brushing them regularly, managing your pet’s diet and giving him dental-friendly toys and treats.
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