Dental care is an important piece of your dog or cat’s preventative health care program. Dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues including damage to your pet’s kidneys, heart or liver.
Signs and symptoms of dental problems include:
- Bad breath
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth