PERIODONTAL DISEASE IS A MAJOR HEALTH RISK FOR YOUR PET.
Did you know the most diagnosed disease in dogs is dental disease. About 85% of all dogs over one year of age have some degree of periodontal disease.
It is PAINFUL. Many times pets with severe oral pain will suffer without showing any signs of distress.
It is PREVENTABLE
Pets with severe periodontal disease will release bacteria from their mouth into their bloodstream, which can affect the heart, kidney, and liver.
Listed below are some clinical signs, which pet owners might observe if their pet is developing a dental problem.
- Face Rubbing
- Droping food while eating
- Mouth odor
- Weight Loss
- Moving head side to side while eating
- Trouble Eating
- Excessive Salivation
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Weight Loss
- Dropping food while eating
WHEN IS A PETS TEETH CLEANING NEEDED?
Pictured below are the different stages of Periodontal Disease.
Mild Gingivitis. This is the best time to clean the teeth.
Early Periodontal Disease. Immediate Dental Care is needed
Advanced Periodontal Disease. Chronic infection is destroying gums, teeth, and bone. Bacteria also entering bloodstream and may damage heart, liver, and kidneys.
Photos courtesy Ohio Vetinary Dental Services
The good news is with a program of regular veterinary care and at home care, most cases of dental disease are Preventable!! Also consider pet insurance for your pet. Pet insurance can help cover the cost of dental procedures. Click here for links to pet insurance sites.
We also now offer dental x-rays to further see any problems in your pets mouth.
Call today and schedule you pet's dental appointment and become a member of The Wilderness Trace Vet Clinic Smile Club. We look foward to seeing you!