Myth #4 - "Bad breath is normal for pets!"

Real Estate Agent with North Texas Home Finders 0462649

Dog TeethA healthy pet has fresh breath. Just as in people, bad breath is a sign of a serious health problem.
Periodontal disease is the number one most commonly diagnosed problem in veterinary medicine.

By having good oral health, pets can live up to 15 percent longer, which is an average of two years.
Brush your pet's teeth regularly, making sure to use a toothpaste that's intended for your dog or cat. Daily is best, but even weekly is better than nothing.

Now eating something disgusting and coming over to you and burping does not count as this kind of bad breath!




For more information please contact Lara O'Keefe at 972.838.9156 or visit Hunter's Creek.

Comments (3)

Michelle Viggiano
Four Winds Healthy Home Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning - Scottsdale, AZ

What a great post.  It is true what you say. Periodontal disease and other viruses and bacterial infections can lodge and stay within a dog or cat's mouth and create havoc.  I rescued a desert cat who lived near the sand dunes in the Middle East and brought her back home with me. Several years later she developed a disease where all her teeth had to be removed when she was 17years old.  I had all her teeth removed as per the vet who specialized in periodontal disease in animals, he is actually the periodontal vet for the Phoenix Zoo. She really became so ill and was near death. After the procedure and a short bout of medication, all was well.  She is now 22 and litterally runs to get her food when called.  Love the series you are writing.

Mar 28, 2009 07:05 AM
Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Canton, MA
Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate

Lara-I love the picture, great post also.

Mar 28, 2009 02:59 PM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Michelle - I am still in awe that you have a 22 year old cat!

Joseph - I'm so glad you mentioned the picture. I thought it was hilarious!

Mar 29, 2009 06:27 AM