Many pet owners aren’t aware that by the age of three, the majority of dogs and cats will show signs of periodontal disease. This is a progressive health condition that can be quite painful, and can even cause serious health problems for your pet’s internal organs down the road. It happens when plaque isn’t brushed away after eating. Your pet’s saliva hardens the plaque into calculus, and it begins to spread beneath the gum line. Here, harmful bacteria begin to grow, and erode your pet’s tooth support, and can even spread to the rest of their body. But not to worry – periodontal disease is no match for our veterinary team! We can also educate you on good proactive homecare between dental checkups, and can perform more advanced dental procedures when necessary.