Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

95% That’s the alarming amount of dogs and cats that will develop dental disease in their lifetime, according to current statistics. By definition, periodontal (gum) disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the soft and hard structure that support teeth. Now, the bad news is that gum disease is silent in the early stages because there are no outward signs. Fortunately, we have some good news, too. Gum disease is highly preventable for your little furry loved ones! Some symptoms of dental disease in your pet include bad breath, red/bleeding gums, chewing on one side of the mouth, yellowish-brown plaque on teeth, or difficulty eating. An animal’s natural instinct is to hide chronic pain to avoid showing weakness, so it’s truly up to pet owners to take action. Make an appointment with Independence Veterinary Clinic today to get Fido & Fluffy the professional dental cleaning and consultation they need.

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