According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 85 percent of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age four.
Some signs to look for are:
*Tarter buildup on the teeth
*Swollen, receding or bleeding gums
*Fractured or abscessed teeth
*Change in eating habits
If you notice any of these signs make sure to get your pet looked at by a veterinarian. Your pet may need a professional dental cleaning.
Luckily there are some simple actions that you can take to ensure your pet has good oral health.
Check out these 10 Steps to Your Dogs Dental Care: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/dog-care-dental-health.aspx for tips on brushing and more information on the different signs of dental disease you may see.
Questions about brushing your cats teeth? Find out more information here:
While we don't do teeth cleaning here at PetCare of Duluth we can give you useful tips for brushing and some food or toy suggestions. We will also let you know if it's time to get a professional cleaning done.