Periodontal disease in our pets by Dr Anne Fawcett
Did you know that 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 2 have periodontal disease? Regular tooth scaling helps maintain oral health as a build up of bacteria, saliva and bits of food on the teeth can form plaque, which if left for long enough eventually hardens into what we call tartar. Tartat is a hard yellow material on our pets teeth that can cause destruction of tissue, red sore gums and bad breath.
The pet in the image above is called Smudge and had a dental scale and polish and her teeth are now sparkling white!