“Geez Buddy, your breath is stinky!”
As a pet owner you get accustomed to your pet’s habits. Dog or cat, they have their own way of being and you know them like the back of your hand. One thing that you should not have to get used to is bad breath. Not only can bad breath be unpleasant, but that odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.
Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs despite being completely preventable. Routine brushing can save you and your buddy a trip to the vet and a dental procedure. Healthy treats, food, and routines can also help prevent tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month but here at Mission Veterinary Hospital in Mission, Texas we offer year round dental specials. Our goal is to help you become familiar with noticing potentially dangerous changes in your pet’s habits and addressing any concerns to keep your pets happy and healthy!