Many pet owners think doggy or kitty breath is normal, but in fact it’s an early hallmark of periodontal disease. Once you notice your pet’s bad breath, dental disease is likely a foregone conclusion. The good news is that this condition is entirely preventable!
At Advantage Veterinary Center we’ve seen over and over again how a professional dental care program as well as at home pet dental care can benefit every dog and cat!
The Problem With Pet Dental Disease
Unfortunately, by the time pets reach 3 years of age, over 85% of them already have some form of dental disease. Genetics play a role in dental disease, but it’s also the result of a persistent lack of dental care, including regular brushing.
All pets need regular veterinary check-ups and good at-home care to be at their best and to live a long, healthy life. Unfortunately, one in every four feline owners do not believe that annual veterinary care is necessary for cats and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 10% of cat owners never take their cats to the vet at all.
The implication of these findings is unsettling when you think about how many cats will suffer through illness and disease that could have been prevented. Wellness care for cats goes well beyond addressing illness – it aims to prevent conditions associated with aging through proactive, preventive care.
At Advantage Veterinary Center, we want to champion the health of our feline friends by asserting the importance of wellness care, which includes comprehensive physical examinations and much more! Continue…