Just as your dentist cleans your teeth once or twice a year, pets should have their teeth checked and cleaned regularly too. After years of eating soft canned food or even crunchy food, plaque and tartar buildup and yellow stains may accumulate on their teeth. This buildup can lead to gingivitis, an infection of the gums, or even more severe periodontal disease. If infection gets into the gum, it can attack the body with bacteria and poisons. These infections have been linked to heart, kidney, and liver problems.
Give the gift of a dental cleaning! It may just be the best annual gift you can give your pet!