Does your pet have bad breath?
Bad breath can not only diminish the amount of affection you’re willing to receive from your pet, but it can also be a sign that your pet’s teeth need to be cleaned.
Plaque builds up on the teeth of cats and dogs just like it does in people, and can lead to inflamed gums (gingivitis), loose teeth, bone loss, and painful and dangerous abscesses.
Even worse, an unhealthy mouth can harbor bacteria that can enter the bloodstream, and cause infections in the heart valves, liver and kidneys. As a result, dogs with good oral health tend to live, on average, about four years longer than those who suffer from gum disease.
Fortunately, there is quite a bit you can do to prevent your beloved pet from developing gum disease. Most importantly, you should be brushing his teeth every day. For a step-by-step description on how to effectively brush your dogs teeth and maintain good dental health for him, please visit this webpage.