|So Long Dog Breath. Hello Midway Dental Days!
Each day in February and March are Dental Days at Midway. Take advantage of our huge 15% discounts on dental cleanings for you pet. Preventing oral issues is just as important for your pet's overall health. Plus, you'll get the added bonus of his cleaner, fresher mouth.
Your pet may be a candidate for a dental visit if:
What can happen if your pet does not have a dental visit:
- Your pet will have bad breath!
- Tartar accumulation and gingivitis can cause your pet to lose teeth.
- Infection and inflammation from tartar and plaque can cause damage to other organs including the heart, liver, kidneys and can lead to more serious health problems.
- Your pet’s mouth might hurt and cause him/her to have problems eating.
What you can do to keep your pet’s teeth clean at home.
- Schedule a yearly visit to your veterinarian to discuss your pet’s oral health.
- Schedule a dental if necessary.
- Brush your pet’s teeth regularly only with special pet-friendly toothpaste provided by your veterinarian. There is also a special sealant called Oravet that you can use INSTEAD of brushing. Oravet only has to be applied once a week, while brushing should happen at least four times a week to be effective. Ask us about Oravet.
- Give your pet special treats/diets to help maintain clean, healthy teeth. Ask us about these special foods
Dog Dental Facts:
- 80% of dogs have dental disease by age 3 according to the American Veterinary Dental Society.
- Puppies have 28 baby teeth that begin to show at three to four weeks of age.
- Dogs have 42 adult teeth that begin to show at four months old.
- Gum disease in dogs includes yellow and brown tartar buildup near gum line, bad breath and inflamed gums.
- Oral disease is a common problem in smaller breed dogs especially.
- Broken teeth can be a problem in dogs that chew hard toys, treats or objects
Cat Dental Facts
- 70% of cats have dental disease by age 3 according to the American Veterinary Dental Society.
- Kittens have 26 baby teeth that begin to show at two to three weeks of age.
- Cats have 30 adult teeth that begin to show at three months old.
- Gum disease in cats includes yellow and brown tartar buildup near gum line, bad breath and inflamed gums.
- Cats can get painful areas in their mouth called resorptive lesions. 28% of all cats will have one of these spots in their mouth during their lifetime. It is important to see your vet if your cat is having trouble eating or if their mouth seems painful.