DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR FUR FRIENDS
The most common disease that is seen by vets in pets is dental disease. About 75%-85% pets over the age of 2 years have the same form of dental disease. At times, pet parents are not able to notice that their pet requires some dental help. This blog is all about the healthy dental practices that are required for your pet to ensure they have a healthy and long life.
If your pet has poor dental habits, it can lead to a lot of health issues all over in the body. A dental infection which is untreated can reach to kidneys, heart and even other organs, which can be life-threatening.
Symptoms of dental problems
The first and foremost sign for dental problems is bad breath. Always take a look inside of their mouth in order to check their gums and teeth. If your pet has brown, yellow or discoloured teeth then that is also another sign for a dental problem. Both cats and dogs show unusual reluctance of playing with toys or eating food. If these signs and symptoms are seen by you then, take your pet immediately to the vet.
Dental Checkups and Cleanings
The best possible way of preventing dental disease is to take your pet for regular health examinations with the vet. The vet will schedule specific treatments or regular cleanings for your pet’s dental health.
Brushing and other alternatives
It is found that only 1% of pet owners actually brush the teeth of their pets. Not only brushing, but they should even opt for chew toys and chew treats that help in cleaning the teeth of your pets.
In order to avoid dental problems in pets, regular checkups, good eating habits and regular brushing are necessary. Keep an eye for the above symptoms as a pet cannot express their oral discomfort as humans can.