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Dental disease impacts 89% of dogs and 83% of cats over the age of three. Poor oral health can lead to periodontal disease with loose, painful teeth and eventually tooth loss.
The good news is that you can improve your pet's health with a manageable, preventive dental care routine that starts at home. A good dental routine includes steps you can take daily, weekly, monthly & yearly to help prevent dental disease.
While food & treats can contribute to plaque & tartar buildup, the right ones can prevent it or even extend time between professional cleanings. See how dental formulas work ‣
Ideally, brushing your pet's teeth at least three times per week is a cost-effective way to prevent periodontal disease because it breaks down the buildup of plaque & tartar.
Inspect your pet's mouth for signs of dental issues & use dental-specific toys or rawhide to help physically scrape away food debris & bacteria.
See your vet yearly to schedule a thorough dental exam.
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Look for sticks, tubes, huts & balls made of wood, sisal, broom grass & loofah to keep incisors and molars at a healthy size
If you notice any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian