Your pet’s teeth are very similar to your own teeth. When food is left on the teeth, plaque and bacteria can build up as a result. Because of this, you will need to care for your pet’s teeth. There are many reasons you should consider visiting your vet to learn the right way to care for your pet’s teeth.
If the structures that support your pet’s teeth are infected or damaged, then the teeth can become loose and fall out. The good news is that good care for your pet’s teeth will prevent gum disease. The structures that support the pet’s teeth will keep the teeth where they belong and healthy.
Bad breath is also known as halitosis. If you wrinkle your nose every time you smell the breath from your pet, it may be time to consider some dental care for them. When your pet’s mouth is healthy, and the teeth are clean, bad breath will no longer be a problem. This can help you enjoy your time with your furry friend even more.
Dental disease is painful for both humans and pets. In severe cases especially, cats and dogs will experience oral pain. Infections, including gum or oral infections, are never comfortable for anyone. The good news is that healthy teeth and gums can prevent this pain.
Your pet’s oral health is linked to their overall well-being. If there is excess plaque buildup on the teeth, the bacteria that are on the teeth can enter the animal’s bloodstream. This can then spread to vital organs, such as the liver, heart, or kidneys.
The spread of bacteria to the rest of the body is known as bacteremia. This will eventually cause damage to the important organs, making your pet very ill. Having good health in the mouth will help prevent the spread of bacteria and any damage to the organs.
Many pets develop dental disease from a young age. This means that it is often difficult to prevent it from starting in the first place. However, if you provide good dental care to your pet, then the dental disease will not be likely to become severe and cause other issues for your pet. The right dental care will also prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the pet’s body.
If your pet has dental disease, you may notice a few different signs. Broken or loose teeth are an obvious sign. Either of these issues can cause the pet to be unable or unwilling to eat or drink anything. This will also cause the mouth to be painful or bleed. Excessive drooling and bad breath are other signs of oral disease.
To find out more about the right way to care for your pet’s teeth, please make an appointment at our Manson Veterinary Clinic office in St Manson, Iowa, today.