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dentigerous cysts in dogs - bulldog

A cyst is an abnormal fluid-filled sac or space. Cysts can expand and be locally destructive.  Dentigerous cysts form in the oral cavity and are commonly diagnosed in dogs, and less commonly in cats. 

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Dental diseases including gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth resorption and stomatitis are common in cats. Studies show that up to 67 percent of cats may be affected by tooth resorption during their lifetime, most notably during middle age.

gum disease and heart disease in dogs - corgi on grass

Periodontal disease is the most common disease afflicting our companion pets. Although our canine friends are living much longer lives due to advancements in veterinary medicine, our pet’s teeth are often neglected.

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Caring for our pet’s teeth is not unlike caring for our human teeth. By the age of three, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some form of periodontal disease. Starting with a clean slate is the best way to begin oral care.Whether you have just brought your pet home from the veterinarian after a routine COHAT or are welcoming a new pet to the household, now is the time! 

Why is Good Oral Health Important for Your Pet?

 

Pet Dental FAQ's