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Why do you need to take care of your dog's teeth?

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Gum disease is the most common condition that affects adult pets, and it's one of the most preventable. Besides daily brushing at home, your dog may be due for a professional dental cleaning, which means putting him under general anesthesia so that the vet can properly check, X-ray, clean, and polish his teeth.

From: What to Ask the Vet About Your Dog WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Vaccination FAQ,” “7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Pet Healthy.” 

American Veterinary Dental College: "Pet Periodontal Disease."

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists: "What Is a Veterinary Behaviorist?"

Shaina Preis, DVM, Banfield Pet Hospital.

The Humane Society: “Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pets.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Vaccination FAQ,” “7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Pet Healthy.” 

American Veterinary Dental College: "Pet Periodontal Disease."

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists: "What Is a Veterinary Behaviorist?"

Shaina Preis, DVM, Banfield Pet Hospital.

The Humane Society: “Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pets.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 24, 2018

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