Did you know that 80% of dogs have dental disease by age THREE!? Dental disease is the most common clinical disease in dogs and can lead to serious health problems. It is vitally important to take care of your dog’s dental health from the time they are young. Here are some health complications that could stem from poor dental hygiene in dogs:
1. Heart disease: Dogs with periodontal disease are six times more likely to develop endocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart wall lining. This is due to bacteria present in the dog’s mouth. Brushing can remove the bacteria and prevent disease.
2. Diabetes: Dogs with diabetes have shown high amounts of dental disease. Dental issues can worsen a dog’s health and diabetic dogs take longer to heal. Infections and inflammation from dental disease hurts a dog’s metabolism, making them more prone to diabetes. It has been shown that once the vet fixes the infected teeth, the diabetes stabilizes.
3. Jawbone breakage: This is most common in small dogs whose teeth are large in comparison to their body. Dental disease can weaken their jaws and activities such as jumping can break their jawbone.
4. Trouble eating: Dogs with dental problems are likely to experience severe pain in their mouth, making it hard for them to chew. The food might even spill out of the dog’s mouth when they try to eat. This could lead to lack of appetite and weight loss.
5. Gingivitis: Bacteria associated with plaque gathers under the gumline and releases toxins that damage surrounding tissues. White blood cells gather to try and destroy the bacteria causing inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis. The gums become red, puffy, and might even bleed.
6. Kidney and liver disease: Inflammation in the mouth allows oral bacteria to enter into your dog's kidneys and liver. This could lead to kidney or liver damage, or even failure
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