Your pet’s oral health is intimately connected to their overall health. By the age of three, most dogs and cats show symptoms of periodontal disease. This causes erosion of the structures that support your pet’s teeth (which is typically painful), and causes harmful bacteria to accumulate. These bacteria can spread through your pet’s bloodstream and damage their vital organs. This is why it’s so important to have a proactive oral health strategy, and why we perform dental cleanings and extractions (when necessary).