Dental care is a vital part of your dog’s overall health.

Learn the importance of keeping your pup’s pearly whites clean and healthy.

Dental diseases are the most frequently diagnosed health problem for dogs. Sixty percent of dental disease is hidden below the gum line, and can only be found with x-rays.

Dental disease can lead to periodontal disease, which affects the tissue and structures supporting the teeth. It causes red, swollen, and tender gums, receding gums, bleeding, pain, bad breath, and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The heart, liver, and kidneys may also be affected, which can lead to other serious health problems.

Without proper preventive or home care, your dog is susceptible to:

  • Plaque and tartar build-up (which may cause oral infections)
  • Bad breath
  • Infected gum tissues (gingivitis)
  • Bone loss (periodontitis)
  • Periodontal disease

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

Brush your dog’s teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about screenings, cleanings, and products available to help keep those pearly whites clean.

Did You Know?

It’s not normal for your dog to have bad breath. It can be a sign of serious dental or gum issues.