- Statistically, 80% of all dogs over 3 and 70% of all cats over 3 years of age have some clinical degree of periodontal disease.
Please have your doctor examine your pet’s teeth and grade his or her degree of periodontal disease, if present.
Early intervention is important because dental disease…(1) is usually painful, (2) can cause disease in other organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys, (3) may shorten your pet’s life, (4) may cause loss of your pet’s teeth,
and (5) can be expensive to treat.
Remember: if either gingivitis or more than slight calculus buildup are present, periodontal disease is present and we recommend that you discuss treatment options with your doctor or one of the staff in our dental department.