Poor dental hygiene is the most common cause of dental disease – an oral inflammatory condition that is also known as gum disease, periodontal disease, and periodontitis. On its own, dental disease can be extremely painful and debilitating for your pet. However, many owners are surprised to learn that advanced dental disease can also lead to other chronic health issues, such as diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease.
Human beings have annual physicals, while pets get wellness exams. Pets need regular physical examination. They cannot speak to express themselves when in pain.