Dental health for your cat & dog

Dental health for your cat & dog

Dental health is an essential part of your pet's overall health. Dental problems can cause or be caused by other health problems. 

Dental disease affects approximately 80%* of dogs and 70%* of cats. This painful gum infection has been linked to kidney, liver and heart disease. 

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Caring for your pet's teeth and gums can prevent serious health problems later. Regular checkups by your vet can help keep your pet's mouth healthy. 

Regularly brushing your pet's teeth is the single most effective thing you can do to keep their teeth healthy. 

What are signs of dental disease in dogs & cats?

  • Bad Breath
  • Red, Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Excessive drooling
  • Loss of appetite or difficulty eating
  • Weight loss
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Discoloured or tartar-covered teeth

Be cautious when checking your pet's mouth. If your pet has dental problems, it can be irritable, and an animal in pain may bite. A behaviour change is a sign to visit your veterinarian.


*Based on australian research

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