Pet's Health - Early detection of health problems can
save you and your pet from the pain and heartache that illness can
cause. As you get to know your pet, you should become familiar with
the normal body characteristics, daily habits, and personality of
your pet. This knowledge will help you to be aware of any changes
that occur. Listed below are things that you can monitor in your pet
between your pet's regular vet exams.
Teeth - Each day, a film forms on your pet's teeth and
gums that forms plaque upon thickening. Bacteria proliferate on the
plaque and build up along the gum line, causing gum inflammation
and Information - Dogs have 28 temporary teeth and 42
permanent teeth; cats have 26 and 30, respectively. Approximately
80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3.
Cats & Dogs seldom develop tooth cavities, as do humans.