Periodontal disease is the most common bacterial infection in pets. This is because many pet parents ignore the importance of providing proper oral care. Unfortunately, a periodontal disease not just affects the teeth and mouth of your pet; it is a progressive disease that can adversely impact the entire body compromising the health, well-being and longevity of your pet.
Here are some questions that can serve as a guide to early detect periodontal disease in your pet:
1. Does your pet have bad breath? Foul odor when the mouth is open?
2. Does your pet have swollen gums? Do they easily bleed?
3. Are there any missing teeth in your pet?
4. Does your pet have difficulty eating or chewing food?
5. Does your pet losing weight? Is there a change in appetite?
If you answer yes to all the questions I provided for you, then your pet may already be suffering to periodontal disease. Prevent its progression by visiting your veterinarian now. Consult South Bellmore Veterinary Group in Long Island, we can help you with this type of dental disease.
Periodontal disease can be treated and reversed if caught early. Daily brushing of your pet’s teeth is the key to slow the progression of periodontal disease, make sure to use toothpaste designed for pets and not toothpaste product for humans. Along with this, routinely visit your vet for professional dental cleaning, they possess dental equipment that can effectively remove bacteria build-up in your pet’s mouth. Moreover, give your pet chew toys and consider buying pet foods formulated to help in the prevention of dental disease.
At South Bellmore Veterinary Group, we believe that the treatment and prevention of dental disease should be as equally important as vaccinations and annual check-up. Visit our animal practice now so our vets can examine your pet’s oral health. By working with you, we can provide your pet a long-term health and happiness in life.