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Periodontal Disease and Pets: Prevention

Pets and Periodontal Disease and Prevention, Oral infection spreads internally to critical organs like the heart, kidneys and liver

Every pet will eventually develop some level of Periodontal Disease.

Periodontal disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the teeth roots and bony structures that cradle the teeth.

  • Infection eats away the bone and causes teeth to loosen and eventually fall out
  • The mouth becomes a dangerous source of infection as the bacteria spread through the blood to the internal organs

Healthy teeth and gums for your pet

Your pet's teeth are currently healthy.

  • Your pet has no tartar accumulation or evidence of infection in the mouth.
  • Without preventative home care, however, this status can change rapidly as pets age.

Treatment Recommendations:

Anesthesia, Dental Cleaning, and Antibiotics are not currently needed.

Home care can significantly slow the progression of POD and delay the need for any treatment.

Home care options include:

  • Teeth brushing (video on our website)
  • CET dental chews
  • t/d food

How to brush your pets teeth video.

Benefits of Pet Dental Care:

  • Prevention of infection and Disease
  • Prevention of tooth loss
  • Prevention of oral pain
  • Longer, healthier life
  • Fresher breath
  • Happy pet!