Cat and Dog Tooth Cleaning

Dogs and cats are subject to many of the same diseases of the mouth that humans are. The only problem is when your dog and cat has a tooth ache, they can’t tell you about them. This is why you should regularly check your pet’s teeth for signs of disease, tartar buildup, or periodontal disease.

Just like humans, it pays to have your cat and dog's teeth cleaned by your veterinarian on a yearly basis at the minimum. This not only saves you money in the long run, but keeps your pet healthy, and helps them to live a long life.

Signs of cat and dog teeth problems:• Weight loss or loss of appetite• Pawing or scratching at their mouth• Difficulty eating• Tartar buildup on their back teeth• Bad breath• Bleeding and swollen gums

If you notice any of these signs in your pet you should take them so see your vet. Bad teeth affect more than your pet’s mouth. An infection in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body and affect many different organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. Also, may Veterinarians are advocating brushing your pet’s teeth at home. Although this is a great way to prevent tooth decay, you need to train your pet to accept daily brushing.

Talk to your Veterinarian at your next annual visit about caring for your cat and dog's teeth. A little prevention with a pet dental can go a long way.