February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Published on February 22nd, 2018

Once you bite the bullet and purchase a pet, taking care of them becomes one of your top priorities in life. But turning your snout to your dog’s bad breath may have serious health consequences in the long run. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and our Chicago vets are here to help educate you!

Despite many dogs, and pets in general, having bad breath, this is often a tell-tale sign of periodontal disease. This is the most common condition occurring in most adult cats and dogs. If left untreated, it can cause further issues in the oral cavity and it’s even associated with damage to internal organs.

Signs of Periodontal Disease:

  • Tartar buildup on teeth along the gum line
  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Loss of bone and soft tissue around teeth
  • Bad breath

The thought of your pet being in any sort of discomfort is extremely bothersome. Every day at-home dental care is an easy step you can take to prevent periodontal disease. Brushing your pet’s teeth every day may sound silly, but it is the single most effective way to prevent this disease. Beyond that, annual visits to our professional vets in Chicago for cleanings will also help.

Our Chicago Vets Can Help

Don’t let your beloved pup or cat become another statistic! We are aiming to bring awareness to this issue through National Pet Dental Health Month. If you feel your pet is in need of professional dental assistance, contact us today. We will work diligently and tirelessly to ensure your pet has the healthiest mouth possible, so they can live their happiest lives.

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