Cat and Dog Dental Problems Affect Four Out of Five Pets

Cat and dog dental disease are arguably the most common diseases we see in small animal practice, with an estimated four out of every five cats and dogs over the age of three suffering from periodontal disease, broken teeth, resorptive lesions and other dental conditions that warrant treatment to relieve pain and resolve infection. Younger animals are not immune from dental problems, with persistent deciduous teeth and malocclusions being the more common problems in puppies and kittens. Left untreated, these conditions can result in lifelong discomfort, pain and infection.

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