The most common disease affecting pets is dental disease? It is a fact that most dogs and cats are already suffering from dental disease by the age of three. Bacteria from gingivitis and periodontal disease can spread throughout the rest of their body causing infecting the heart and kidneys. Left untreated, dental disease causes pets to die an average of two years earlier than they would have if they had proper dental care.
However, with regular professional dental care from your veterinarian followed by maintenance at home, you can prevent dental disease before it becomes a serious problem.
The American Veterinary Dental Society recommends that pet owners follow three basic steps:
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