Speak to any well trained vet and they're likely to tell you that regular pet oral care is just as important for them as it is for you. You'll hear that dogs went without oral health for thousands of years and the truth is that people did too and our teeth suffered! Gum disease and tooth loss were not uncommon. Dogs need regular dental care for many of the same reasons we do:
To prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar
To prevent gingivitis and gum disease
To look for broken or fractured teeth
Regular cleaning of your pet's teeth is vital to help assure a long and healthy life. If you make dental care a part of your pet's health regimen, you will protect them from developing a multitude of avoidable health issues including periodontal or gum disease. This simple act can also safeguard them from serious illnesses such as heart, liver and kidney disease.