Feb 02 2018

February: Dental Month At Parkgate!

February is dental month here at Parkgate, for your pets! To help you learn more about the dental health of pets, here are some facts. 

  • Dental disease is the most common clinical condition among our pets
  • 80 % of dogs and 70 % of cats have dental disease by 3 years of age
  • 1 in 3 pet owners think bad breath is normal in pets
  • Pets don’t tell us when their teeth hurt, animals actually hide the signs of illness or weakness
  • Never use human toothpaste on your pet. Our toothpaste can be toxic!
  • Infection in your pet’s mouth can spread in the blood stream to other organs. This can lead to other health complications.

There are 6 signs of Dental Disease in pets to watch for:

  1. Bad breath
  2. Red gums
  3. Discoloured teeth with brown tartar along gum line
  4. Receding gum line
  5. Pawing at mouth
  6. Difficulty chewing kibble

Book your appointment to be seen at Parkgate Animal Hospital by calling 604 9291863. Happy Dental Month! 

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