Battling the Rise of Periodontal Disease in Pets

Dogs have over 40 adult teeth by the time they reach their first birthday, and cats have 30 permanent teeth by six months of age. These chompers are among their greatest assets. Not only helpful in self-defense, your pet’s teeth help them get the sustenance they need for healthy growth and development.

Unfortunately, 8 out of 10 pets suffer from at least some form of dental disease, so preventing and recognizing the signs of periodontal disease in pets should be a high priority for every pet owner.

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Pet Wellness: Preventive Care For Your Furry Friend

Puppy SmilesMost pet owners know to take their pets to the veterinarian when they are sick or injured, but did you know that bringing your pet in for regular checkups when they are well is just as important?

Regular pet wellness exams, at least once per year (more for older pets or those with health concerns), provide the opportunity for you and your veterinarian to discuss questions and concerns, catch any signs of illness or disease, and work together to provide your pet with the good quality of life he or she deserves. Continue…