Natural Dental Care for Cats and Dogs

Taking care of your pet’s teeth is crucial to ensure that they live a happy and pain-free life (not to mention avoiding hefty vet bills!).

HomeoPet’s liquid Doggy Dental and Purr Dental help keep your pets’ teeth clean and healthy. These natural, homeopathic drops may aid in reducing the build up of plaque and tartar and in the removal of existing plaque and tartar.  Use to support healthy gums, teeth and breath. 

Symptoms:

  • Plaque build-up
  • Tartar
  • Bad breath

Benefits:

  • No harsh chemicals
  • No known side effects
  • May be used for puppies and young animals
  • May be used for senior pets
  • Can be safely used long term

Do you want to know some interesting facts about your pet’s teeth?

Cats and dogs need their teeth more than we do. While we only use our teeth to chew and to tear stubborn packets of chips open, our pets use them for various other reasons such as to communicate, as a defense mechanism as well as eating. Teeth are really important for an animal. However, they’re prone to disease and decay, which is why it is crucial to take care of them. In this blog post, we will share some interesting facts about your pet’s teeth and help you figure out how to take better care of their oral health.

Fun Facts About Your Pet’s Teeth!

There are many things that you probably don’t know about your pet’s pearly whites. Such as…

  • Cats and dogs have a set of baby or milk teeth just like humans do, which get replaced when they get older
  • Cats have 30 permanent teeth while dogs have 42
  • 80% of cats and dogs over the age of three have some form of dental disease
  • Taking good care of your pet’s teeth can add 2-4 years to its life
  • Periodontal disease is the most common dental ailment that adult dogs and cats suffer from
  • Periodontal disease can lead to your pet developing infection and inflammation to other organs as well, such as to your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart
  • If your pet has bad breath, you should get him/her checked for periodontal disease!
  • Your pet most probably won’t let you know that something’s wrong as they don’t usually stop eating, even in the most advanced stages of periodontal disease
  • Small breeds of dogs and cats are prone to dental problems since their teeth are often too big for their mouths
  • Pets can have several veterinary procedures performed, such as crowns and root canals
  • Nasal discharge and sneezing are two of the most commonly ignored signs of tooth infection
  • Your pet might need to be put under general anesthesia for proper dental cleaning
  • You should brush your pet’s teeth on a daily basis, to promote dental health
  • It takes just 48 hours for dental plaque to turn into tartar which can’t be removed by brushing
  • A broken milk tooth which has an exposed pulp may cause puppies to come down with tetanus
  • If your pet chews on hard things such as wood, rocks, and bones, their teeth can be easily broken

Which of these facts shocked you the most? Let us know in the comments section.

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