Bad breath can be just a symptom of a more serious problem. It's National Pet Dental Health Month, and we encourage all pet owners to pay some extra attention to their pet's teeth this month.
Dental disease in dogs and cats is very common, especially in older ones. It is recommended to do dental cleanings annually. If that seems often, remember that we have *our* teeth cleaned every 6 months!
You've had a tough day at work, you turn the key and a mob of overjoyed, energetic and panting dogs rushes you. Such a greeting! Like they've been desperately waiting all day for you to walk through the door, but wait... what is that smell?! Yep, it's your dog's breath.
Unfortunately, It's not unusual for us here at A2AH to encounter some really extreme cases of pet dental neglect. We see it all too often and the reasons for it vary. Many pet owners simply don't realize that a pet with poor dental hygiene will end up costing them a lot more money, especially if extractions are required, than regular dental cleanings.