February is National Pet Dental Month, and a great time to talk to your
veterinarian about the state of your pet’s mouth and, if needed, schedule a
There is a price to pay for neglecting your companion animal’s dental health.
It’s a long-term cost that’s potentially much higher than the short-term fees
associated with a dental cleaning. Several problem areas can develop as a result
of poor dental care: excessive tartar, tooth decay, periodontal disease and oral
abscesses. These conditions can be the gateway to other major medical conditions
involving the heart, liver and kidneys. As with humans, such advanced dental
disease can diminish your pet kid’s quality of life and even shorten lifespan. More...