Dog and Cat Dental Health
It is estimated that over 80 percent of pets have significant oral pathology. Partly because the mouth is warm, moist and has significant nutrients present for organisms to grow on, the oral cavity of dogs and cats is a perfect incubator for all kinds of bacteria. Most are normal and natural, but once plaque and calculus (tartar) form on the teeth the normal microbial flora gets out of balance — and if pathogenic organisms proliferate, trouble ensues.
The continual presence of bacteria and their associated toxins have a daily impact on the health of dogs and cats; anything you can do to change that for the better is appropriate.
Here are a few dental issues that dogs and cats can develop:
Health Dangers of Periodontal Disease
The toxins from periodontal disease are absorbed into the dog's blood stream. As the kidneys, liver, and brain filter the blood, small infections occur causing permanent and at times fatal organ damage. After periodontal disease is treated, and the owners give proper home care, most dogs respond wonderfully due to the decreased pain and infection.
Proper Pet Dental Care
Pet's teeth and gums need to be cared for just like human teeth and gums. However, brushing and flossing a dog or cat's teeth is a lot more difficult that brushing your own teeth. Zymox has a line of products to give you options for giving your cat or dog proper dental care. Zymox has 3 different types of products, water additive drops, breath freshner foam, and oral gel. Used alone or in combination, the Zymox oral care products can help you keep plaque and tartar off your dog or cat's teeth and protect your cat or dog from developing Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease.
Spare your dog or cat the discomfort or pain of problems with their teeth and gums. Daily maintenance of your dog or cat's teeth can help them feel their best and live longer. With Zymox, enzymes make all the difference. Zymox uses a Three Point Enzyme System and has been shown to be antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. Learn more about the Zymox line of dental products for dogs and cats.
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