February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Pet dental health is very important when it comes to your pets’ wellness. We at Millbrae Pet Hospital want to inform you on how you could keep your pets oral health in tip top shape.

It is ideal that your pet’s teeth are checked at least once a year by a veterinarian. There could be a potential for secondary health related diseases if periodontal disease progresses too much.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is the most common disease found in adult canines and felines. It is a bacterial build up in which it forms plaque. Plaque can then turn into a hard substance when in contact with saliva for a long period of time and become calculus. When the calculus build up gets below the gum line, that is when the bacteria can secrete toxins and damage tissue. This will lead to inflammation and infection. Periodontal disease is highly preventable.