Friday, 07 June 2013 02:59

How do dogs get Periodontal Disease?

Your dog may get Periodontal Disease for a number of different reasons. Luckily, certain methods like anesthesia free teeth cleaning are around to stop it

            Periodontal Disease happens when bacteria from food and other things (such as the leather from your new shoes) accumulates along the gums and between the teeth of your dog. Once bacteria is nice and settled in, it accumulates to create plaque buildup. The same thing happens to us humans when we aren’t careful with what we eat (although we tend to stay away from leather shoes.) Plaque acts very fast to solidify, and the tartar it produces makes the gums red and itchy.

Published in K9PW Blog