Silent Signs of Tooth Decay in Dogs and Cats

Tooth Decay in Dogs and Cats.

Over half of all cats and up to 80% of all dogs have some form of oral disease. What’s worse, the effects of dental problems aren’t limited to the mouth. Problems that start with oral bacteria, plaque, and tartar can actually spread to the heart, liver, and kidneys in an example of just how interconnected the body’s systems are. Dental disease is entirely preventable; however, once the silent signs of tooth decay are obvious in dogs and cats the disease must be appropriately treated and managed for long-term health.