This article is the 5th and final in our series on National Pet Dental Month, educating pet owners about the importance of proper dental care for your dogs and cats. Click to read Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 – and here to view our special offers for the month of August 2016.
“Dog Breath” could be an indication of dental disease …
Have you ever heard anyone use the term “dog breath” as a compliment? Bad breath is not a positive for anyone, even our pets. In fact, it could very well indicate dental disease. Poor dental hygiene can lead to a host of other diseases affecting the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Take a look at the facts!
• 28 million: The number of pet owners who mistakenly think bad breath is normal for pets.
• 365: The number of days per year pets need dental care to prevent bad breath.
• Bacteria is the #1 cause of bad breath in pets. It builds up below the gum line, causing disease when plaque is not removed regularly.
• Pets with short faces like pugs, bull terriers and bulldogs are the highest at risk for bad breath and oral issues.
• Small dogs and cats experience bad breath due to tightly space and difficult to clean teeth.
• Bad breath can also occur is your pet has liver or kidney problems.
(Information via Greenies)
The team here at Pet Doctor are offering free dental checks all through the month of August. Plus, everyone who comes in for a free dental check goes in the draw to win one of two dental gift baskets valued at $250! Please contact our Woodville or West Lakes clinics to book your free appointment today.