Oral Disease in Dogs
80% of all dogs suffer from periodontal disease by the age of 3.* If left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues such as heart, kidney, and lung disease. Preventative dental care can reduce the risk of your pet developing periodontal disease, helping to ensure a longer, healthier life.
Common indications of tooth decay and oral disease are bad breath, discolored teeth, red and inflamed gums, and/or a change in eating or chewing habits. Schedule regular dental checkups with your veterinarian, and discuss the best way to keep your dog’s teeth and gums clean and healthy.
At home, treat your dog to edible chews and chew toys with proven benefits in plaque and tartar removal, such as Nutri Dent® Edible Dental Chews, DuraChew® Chew Toys for Powerful Chewers, or FlexiChew® Chew Toys for Moderate Chewers. Your pooch’s pearly whites should also be brushed regularly with toothpaste formulated specifically for dogs (human toothpaste will upset their stomachs). You can also choose to supplement with plaque-inhibiting foams, mouthwashes, and sprays, which can also reduce the incidence of plaque and tartar buildup. *(Source: American Veterinary Dental Society)