Most people know February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, but did you know it is also National Pet Dental Health Month? Most people have no idea that dental health is just as important to their pets as it is to us. It is estimated that by the age of 2 years, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of gum disease.
Just like in humans, gum disease in pets does not only affect their teeth. If left untreated long enough gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and other life-threatening diseases.
Ironically, brushing and regular check-ups at the vet are the best ways to prevent gum disease in your pet. Make oral hygiene a routine for you and your pets and enjoy a long, healthy life together.