Focusing on dental health

Focusing on dental health

Every February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a great time to focus on dental disease in our furry friends.

The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that about 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have oral disease of sPome sort by the time they’re 3 years old. In other words, dental disease is one of the most common health issues our pets face.

While it can be painful in its own right, dental disease can lead to more serious problems if not treated. Deep-seated infections can result in chronic pain, behavioral problems and even damage to distant organs.

So, whether your feline or canine friend already has dental issues or not, schedule a dental checkup. Then make it an annual habit. Being proactive with your buddy’s health is part of being a responsible pet parent.

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