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When it comes to pets, dental health is often an indicator of their overall health, so it is important for you to have your pet's teeth examined at least once a year. Pets that do not receive regular dental care often develop gum disease, which leads to a bad smelling and painful mouth.
Bad breath is not normal! Halitosis, or bad breath, is often the first sign of dental problems in our pets. Periodontal disease is the most common and overlooked disease of dogs and cats. It can cause significant pain and often goes untreated. It is estimated that more than 85% of cats and dogs over the age of three suffer from gum disease. If left untreated, dental problems in dogs and cats can lead to larger systemic issues due to oral bacteria entering the bloodstream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver. Additionally, bacteria and food debris accumulate around our pets' teeth and, if unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the surrounding soft tissue and bone. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and may cause loss of teeth.
At Fox Valley Veterinary Service, every patient is routinely examined for oral health issues. Recommendations can be made for any corrective procedures and our staff is here to provide additional training and support for ongoing oral hygiene at home.