February is dental month for pets!
Don’t be fooled.
Pets that are overweight and pets that still appear to be eating well can have terrible dental disease. Gently flip up your pets lip to check the teeth on a regular basis.
Keep in mind that some pets that resist this procedure may have inflammation of their gums and touching their mouth may be painful.
Signs of dental disease in cats and dogs include:
- Yellow or brown crust (tartar) on teeth
- Bleeding gums (or inflammation of the gums)
- Bad breath
- Tooth loss
- Refusal to eat or difficulty chewing
Your local veterinarian has a wealth of information on dental disease so don’t hesitate to make an appointment and have your pet checked out.