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Monday, February 4, 2013

Poor oral health in dogs and cats...

can cause serious health problems in addition to painful tooth loss or gum disease.  The buildup of plaque and tartar in a pet’s mouth can cause periodontal disease, an infection that affects nearly 80% of all dogs and cats by age three. Foul breath and yellow-brown teeth are not only unappealing, they could indicate a serious gum disease. Periodontal disease starts as bacteria and plaque on teeth and progresses into a disease that can cause tooth decay, bleeding gums, tooth loss, and even damage to the heart and other internal organs.