How Healthy Are Your Dog’s Teeth?

Did you know that oral hygiene is tied directly to your pet’s overall health? In fact, studies show that keeping your pet’s mouth healthy may actually increase their life expectancy by up to two years!

Although this month’s National Pet Dental Health Month sheds light on the importance of pet dental health, I’m going to focus primarily on canine oral care.

Signs of Oral Disease

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs show symptoms of oral disease by the age of three. But fear not — healthy oral hygiene is in your control!

So, how do you know if your pooch may be suffering from the beginning stages of oral disease? Bad breath and unusual or excessive drooling and pawing at the mouth can be signs of dental problems so it’s very important to pay close attention to these symptoms.

Prevention is Key

You can prevent or reduce your dog’s chances of developing oral disease by beginning a hygiene regimen from an early age. Just as humans need to take care of their teeth, dogs need dental care, too! Sergeant’s Pet Care Products has 51084-IMG-G001605--MEDdeveloped a line of Petrodex dental products to help ensure that your dog lives a healthy and happy life by targeting plaque and buildup.

One such example is SENTRY Petrodex Filled Dental Bones. Designed to work with your dog’s natural chewing action, these treats are a great way to help prevent plaque and tartar. In addition to the bone’s exterior benefits, an advanced dental paste inside of the bone with a residual component adheres to dogs’ teeth and works to:

  • Whiten teeth
  • Clean away plaque and tartar buildup
  • Freshen breath

Without treatment, oral disease is an invitation for other health problems such as kidney and heart disease. Tackle dental health early on to keep your dog happy and healthy for years to come! Look for SENTRY Petrodex Filled Dental Bones at pet specialty retailers such as PetSmart and PETCO.

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