Brush up on pet dental health

Recognizing the signs of pet dental disease and taking steps to alleviate it can keep pets healthy. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Companionship, unconditional love and security are just some of the perks of pet ownership. People who bring pets into their homes understand that a certain commitment comes with becoming a pet owner. Pet owners recognize they need to provide food, shelter and basic health care for their pets, but they may not recognize the role dental health plays in helping pets be as healthy as possible. The American Animal Hospital Association said that dental disease can start early in a pet’s life. By age 3, most dogs and cats will have some level of dental disease. If dental disease is left untreated, pets may suffer from inflammation, infection and even chronic pain. The animal health and wellness site VetStreet said that more than 70% of cats and dogs over age four are affecte
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