Oral care is extremely necessary to your pet’s dental and overall health. Your pet cannot live a healthy life or eat a healthy diet without clean teeth and proper oral care. Read on to see why it is so important to brush your pet’s teeth every day and schedule dental checkups.
It releases toxins into the bloodstream.
The most damaging side effect of poor oral care is the potential for toxins and bacteria to enter your pet’s bloodstream. Periodontal disease is caused by dangerous bacteria that damage the gum tissue and dental nerves. As these areas degrade, the toxins and bacteria will enter your pet’s tissues and bloodstream. These toxins can travel throughout the body and cause infections and damage to vital organs. You may notice that your pet becomes ill frequently or seems lethargic. These can be signs of a damaged immune system.
It can cause unnecessary pain.
Just like how dental issues can cause pain in humans, they can also cause pain in animals. However, animals do not typically show signs of pain or illness until it reaches a certain point and may be untreatable. If your pet has poor dental or gum care, though, then he may be suffering with pain in his teeth, gums, or jaw. Avoid causing your pet pain by implementing a daily dental regimen and seeing your veterinarian for regular checkups.
It affects an animal’s healthy diet.
Dental pain can affect your pet’s mood and ability to eat, which can both lead to a vulnerable immune system. Your pet may also be losing teeth as a result of poor dental care. If your pet is not able to consume a healthy diet, then he may suffer from malnourishment, obesity, and a lowered immune system. Brush your pet’s teeth daily, and ensure that he is able to eat healthy food every day.
Keep your pet’s mouth and body healthy with the help of Horizon Animal Hospital. We can check your pet’s dental health and perform routine teeth cleanings and polishing at our Scottsdale hospital. Please call us at (480) 800-4559 to schedule an appointment.