It’s Pet Dental Health Month and we all are aware that how crucial it is for pet parents to provide the best dental hygiene to furry friends for their optimal health and total well-being. It’s a norm that dogs and cats don’t need dental care as they have cleaner mouths and can clean themselves. However, this common belief in most pet owners is totally without factual proofs and is absolutely false. The dirty truth is that the mouth of dogs and cats is a gunky place full of bacteria.
A survey states that more than 80% of dog and cat population over 4 years of age suffer from mild to moderate or moderate to very severe dental problems. Sometimes, severe dental diseases can cause life-threatening infections of heart, liver and kidneys of dogs and cats. Dental issues normally result into tooth loss, painful oral infections and other periodontal problems quite painful for furry friends. However, all these problems are efficiently preventable with the help of regular and complete dental care.
This Dental Month Check for The Five Signs In Your Dog Or Cat For Any Dental Problem
5 Signs Your Dog or Cat Needs Pet Dental Care
Yellow or Brown Stained Pet’s Teeth
When dental hygiene is not maintained, usually dog or cat’s teeth are stained. They turn to yellowish or brownish color due to plaque or tartar buildup. This buildup becomes the breeding place for bacteria and causes infection. This is the first sign of starting up of the dental problem. When this primitive stage issue is not addressed, it progresses to other stages causing intense periodontal diseases.
Loose, Broken, or Missing Teeth in Pets
Suddenly, if you have found that one of your furry pal’s teeth is missing, this is a major symbol of dental disease in your dog/cat. This can reflect that your furry friend might have a loose tooth due to gum infection or the bacteria has eaten away at the binding that holds the tooth in place. The tooth broken from root can possibly give the opening for the bacteria to breed and allow a bacterial infection to spread rest of the mouth and slowly to rest of the body.
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Bad Breath in Pets
This is the biggest issue that most pet parents face when they ignore dental hygiene of their canine and feline friends. Moreover, some pet owners are not aware of bad breath as they mistook it as normal for their furry pals to have bad breath. Foul smell in mouth of dog or cat at any age is a sign of bacterial growth in the mouth. To clear this, it is best to take your pet to a professional for cleaning and treating bad breath.
Pet’s Difficulty in Eating
Is your pet not eating normally or facing difficulty in chewing and eating? Try to look through his mouth as he might be having inflammation caused by dental infection. This is a later stage indicating that a severe disease has progressed.
Red, Swollen and Bleeding Gums in Pets
Inflammation in mouth is usually caused by bacterial infection. A severe periodontal disease causes bleeding gums and red, swollen gum line. Inflamed gums usually cause great pain and discomfort to four-legged companions. Proper cleaning and treatment by an expert can effectively bring the infection down, reversing the pain and inflammation.
Let us together spread the message of dental health to all pet parents for the optimal dental health of our most lovable furry companions. And to help the furry pals lead a healthy lifestyle, we have brought in exclusive range of pet supplies especially for this month.
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