Dental disease is a major and often overlooked health concern in pets. The plaque and eventual calculus buildup that forms on you pet’s teeth harbors a lot of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the cause of plaque and can be a source of infection. One possible outcome from this is infection and damage to the valves of the heart which can lead to eventual heart disease.
This constant source of infection is especially concerning in pets that have suppressed immune system, like diabetes, auto-immune diseases, or animals that are on long term steroid therapy. Dental disease is also painful for your pet. By keeping their teeth clean, you keep your pet healthier and avoid the pain that dental disease can cause.