February: Dental Health Month
Our dog’s gums can tell us a lot about their health. It is important to keep on track with their dental hygiene. Bad breath in a dog could possibly mean that your dog is at risk with their health. Their gums, teeth, or internal organs can be at risk. It is wise to get an oral exam once a year with your vet.
In order to make sure nothing is wrong it is good to keep up on brushing your dog’s teeth. Daily upkeep with their teeth can eliminate the need for yearly visits to the doctor for oral exams.
If you notice bad breath, broken/loose teeth, discolored teeth, abnormal chewing, pain around the mouth, bleeding in the mouth, or swelling of the gums it is important to get a check up sooner than later.
Periodontal disease is the most common dental problem for both cats and dogs. It can lead to other health problems such as kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the soft and hard structures that support the teeth.
Spread the word about dental health to animal lovers to help prevent diseases in our loved ones.