Did you know that 80% of dogs and cats over the age of three have some form of periodontal disease?
Does your pet show any of these signs?
- Bad breath
- Redness of the gums
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Nasal discharge
- Runny eyes
- Poor appetite
- Pawing at the face
These are all signs of Periodontal Disease.
At Crossroads Veterinary Hospital, we believe good dental care is vital to your pet’s overall health. Periodontal disease causes more than just bad breath; the bacteria associated with it causes plaque to build up at and below the gum line leading to inflammation and tooth decay. In addition to causing pain, drooling, and difficulty eating, the bacteria can enter your pet’s bloodstream causing damage to vital organs, such as the liver, kidneys, heart, and lungs.
Our dedicated team will evaluate your pet’s oral health. We have many choices for your pets’ dental care: from plaque reducing diets and chews, to brushing and dental cleaning; we will help you choose the right products and services for your pet.
Call us today to schedule a complimentary dental screening.