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What can I do to look after my pets teeth?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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Approximately seventy five percent of all cats and dogs over three years of age have dental disease.  Dental disease is caused by a buildup of plaque bacteria on the teeth.  Plaque bacteria and food debris on the teeth become mineralized by the saliva to from hard deposits on the teeth known as tartar or calculus.  This process leads to inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) which eventually leads to peridontal disease (damage to the bone surrounding the tooth which causes tooth loosening and eventually tooth loss). Common signs of dental disease include bad breath, pawing or rubbing the face, dribbling of saliva and reluctance to eat hard food or chews.  These signs often...

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