7 Veterinary Facts About Your Pet’s Dental Hygiene- Travel Animal Doctor

7 Veterinary Facts About Your Pet’s Dental Hygiene- Travel Animal Doctor

Your pet’s dental hygiene is an important topic in the veterinary and pet care industry. -Travel Animal Doctor Ultimately, just like in humans, pet’s teeth should be brushed twice a day. Read “Your Pet’s Teeth” for a brief overview on the importance of dental hygiene in your pet. This article will give you seven veterinary facts about your pet’s dental hygiene. 1) Disease Shortcomings in pet dental care can lead to serious disease processes including brain, kidney, liver and heart disease. Oral disease alone can be critically debilitating to your pet. Bacteria and yellow plaque collect on the gums of an animal’s teeth. Without removal, this plaque becomes concrete tartar or calculus that often needs to be scaled away rather than brushed. Plaque and calculus builds up along the gum line, leading to gum inflammation and loss of periodontal attachment leading to gum disease. Gum disease is commonly called periodontal disease (literally meaning “disease around the tooth”). Gum inflammation causes pockets to appear between the gum line and teeth, where bacteria dive into causing further progression of disease. The bacteria from the plaque also cause a rancid smell in your pet’s mouth. Bacterial sequestration can cause insufferable pain. Teeth are lost; abscesses form and the mouth can fester with infection. Periodontal disease alone causes immense oral discomfort and pain that may lead to difficulties for your pet to even pick up food. If gum disease is far enough along, the jawbone can actually be destroyed, making pathologic jaw fracture a likely result. A jaw fracture that is pathologic means that the fracture resulted from disease. If your pet is...
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