Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Myth 4: Bad breath is normal

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Myth 4: Bad breath is normal
A 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,” Dr. Becker says. “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.

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