Signs of Periodontal Disease
Signs of Periodontal Disease »
- Bad breath
- Yellow-brown crust on teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Change of chewing or eating habits
- Tooth loss
- Change in behavior
- Abnormal drooling
Pet Dental Facts »
- Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease among dogs and cats.
- An astounding 80 percent of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age three, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS).
- Periodontal disease is common in dogs of smaller breeds because dogs' teeth often are too large for their mouths, forcing the teeth closer together.
- Broken teeth are a common problem for dogs, especially among outdoor dogs. According to veterinary dental experts, aggressive chewing on hard objects is a primary cause of broken teeth in dogs.