Most older pets are afflicted with some degree of tooth and gum disease. It's estimated that 85 percent of canines over the age of two have some degree of periodontal disease.
Unlike humans, pets normally do not get cavities due to their low sugar diet. However, oral disease (plaque, gingivitis and periodontal disease) is the most commonly diagnosed pet health problem, especially as they get older.
As in humans, oral problems begin when bacteria (aerobic bacteria) combine with saliva and food particles, forming a sticky substance called plaque that forms between the teeth and gums. Plaque, which is invisible, is an ideal medium for the growth of bacteria. Ultimately, the bacteria irritate the gums, which become red, tender and swollen. This condition is known as gingivitis and is reversible through prompt treatment by a veterinarian. One of the first sign of oral disease is bad breath (halitosis).
Although medical treatment for gingivitis and periodontal disease are improving, the best strategy is prevention. With proper diet, regular cleaning and regular supplementation with Healthy Gums & Teeth, such oral problems may be minimized, and your pet's quality of life extended.
EcoPure Healthy Gums & Teeth Supplements are for use with both cats and dogs.
60 Chewable Tablets per bottle. Made in the USA.