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Does Your Pet Need a Professional Dental Cleaning?
Did you know that by 3 years old, more than 75% of dogs and cats have periodontal disease? Here are five questions you can use to help evaluate if your dog or cat may need a professional dental cleaning.
- Does your pet have bad breath? We don’t expect your pet to have minty fresh breath, but they shouldn’t have chronic foul breath either. Bad breath (aka Halitosis) can be a key indicator that it’s time to take a look at your pet’s teeth and see if there is plaque build-up or periodontal disease.
- Is there noticeable discoloring or build-up on your pet’s teeth? If you’re able to lift up your furry friend’s lips you should be able to get a glimpse of your pet’s teeth to see if there’s any build-up or if gums are bright red.