Not only is bad breath and tartar buildup unappealing, but its effects contribute to serious health complications in our pets. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 70-80% of dogs and cats show periodontal disease by the age of 3.
Dental disease is a reservoir for bacteria that can enter the bloodstream and cause secondary complications and disease to vital organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys and lungs. Damage to these organs has been proven to decrease the lifespan of our pets.
With a good oral health program and biannual dental cleanings, we can better control bacteria from spreading beneath the gum line. This helps prevent the development of gingivitis, periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and other serious life-threatening illnesses.