It’s not uncommon that by the age of three your pets’ teeth will have begun to stain with tartar accumulation and their gums may appear swollen and red. This is not a natural process of ageing, but the result of bacteria and food building up on the teeth. If this plaque is not removed, dental disease will progress and become irreversible. An animal with moderate to severe dental disease will be in pain and if left untreated can lead to systemic general health issues affecting the kidney, heart and metabolic systems.
A regular dental check-up will reveal problems and allow for early, less costly treatment. A change in diet may be all that is required to maintain healthy, strong teeth.