Dental Hygiene is for Pets Too!
Dr. Jill B. Smith, DMD explains why dental hygiene is just as important to pets as it is to humans. Unfortunately it is something that is often overlooked by pet owners.
Have you noticed Fido or Fluffy having bad breath all of a sudden? It may be gum disease or a tooth infection and you didn’t realize it. Bad breath, drooling, and tooth loss — all of which may be signs of serious dental disease — are often overlooked. Untreated gum disease in dogs and cats can lead to tooth loss and expensive dental treatment that could be avoided with a little prevention. Dr. Jill B. Smith, DMD, your Boston dentist and animal lover with 11 pets, found an interesting article in a great veterinarian magazine called Healthy Pet in the Winter 2012 issue that she would like to share with you.