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dog plaque

Oral home care is an integral part of maintaining your pet’s oral health in addition to annual dental cleanings. Dog plaque and tartar (calculus) accumulate on the surface of the teeth and contribute to periodontal disease.

cat dry mouth - tabby cat lying on back with blue eyes

Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a medical condition caused by decreased production of saliva. Numerous salivary glands contribute to salivary flow, which functions to cleanse the teeth, provide moisture to the oral cavity, lubricate food for swallowing, and helps maintain a normal pH balance in the mouth. 

taking care of dog after jaw surgery - austrailian shepherd with ball in his mouth

Jaw fractures can occur in a split second and are always traumatic for both the pet and the pet owner. Most commonly, jaw fractures occur due to trauma or result from periodontal disease.

cat dental toy - black and white photo of a cat playing with a toy

Shopping for pet toys is always fun, whether it be for dogs or cats! Squeaking, crinkling, jingling, or bouncing seems to be a big part of the decision making process. One factor you might not consider with buying a toy or chew is whether it can help with plaque buildup?

Why is Good Oral Health Important for Your Pet?

 

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