Dental problems such as cavities, tartar and periodontal disease are often found in cats and dogs. By the age of 3, most cats and dogs will have one or more of these conditions. Just like in humans, bad dental health often means that there are other health problems present. And just like with humans, dental problems in pets generally get worse over time. This makes quickly diagnosing and treating dental problems an indispensable part of your pet’s basic care.
Does Your Pet Have Dental Problems?
If your dog or cat has dental disease, you may not notice any symptoms at first. Whether or not you see any problems, bringing your pet in for a dental cleaning should happen by the time they are three years old. After that, one checkup and cleaning per year will be enough to catch and treat any dental problems that develop.