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Fun Pet Dental Facts for Dental Month

February and March are Dental Health months for your furry friends! Here are some cool facts that you may not know:

  • Dental disease is the most common clinical condition among our pets
  • 80 % of dogs and 70 % of cats have dental disease by 3 years of age
  • 1 in 3 pet owners think bad breath is normal in pets
  • Pets don’t tell us when their teeth hurt, animals actually hide the signs of illness or weakness
  • Never use human toothpaste on your pet. Our toothpaste can be toxic!
  • Infection in your pet’s mouth can spread in the blood stream to other organs. This can lead to other health complications.

There are 6 signs of Dental Disease in pets to watch for:

  1. Bad breath
  2. Red gums
  3. Discoloured teeth with brown tartar along gum line
  4. Receding gum line
  5. Pawing at mouth
  6. Difficulty chewing kibble

Book your free dental exam today by calling us at Clappison Animal Hospital 905-689-8005

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