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Facts to Keep Those Chompers Clean!

Dental Fact 1: Bad breath is a bad sign!

A build-up of bacteria associated with dental disease can result in bad breath (halitosis). It’s not just pet breath. It is an important sign of dental disease, so speak to your veterinarian about your pet’s dental health.

Dental Fact 2: Don’t ignore inflamed gums
Inflammation occurs when plaque and tartar (calculus) spreads under the gumline, resulting in reddening or swollen gums (gingivitis). This is when real problems start, and in more advanced stages, you may notice bleeding in your pet’s mouth. Your veterinarian has options for you to reverse the progression.

 

Dental Fact 3: Look out for discoloured, broken, or lost teeth

Discolouring of the teeth, as well as loss of bone and soft tissue are signs of dental disease. In later stages, teeth may become fragile, loose, or even fall out. Your veterinarian can help you determine the best treatment plan for your pet.

 

Dental Fact 4 : Your pet may have hidden pain

Your pet manages their pain in silence, so their discomfort can be easy to miss. But sometimes the pain they experience can be so great, their behaviour changes. They may even stop eating, losing weight as a result. Your veterinarian can help you determine the best treatment plan.

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