18 July 2011

Toothy problems for pets

By the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats are likely to suffer from oral disease.

You brush your teeth every morning and night, but never give a second thought to your pets' oral health. Here are a few things to consider about your dog or cat's dental health.

Bad breath first problem sign
"Bad doggy breath is often the first sign of a problem," says Fyvie. "Keeping your pet's teeth clean might sound like a joke but proper dental care can literally save its life," he adds.


Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Lifestyle »

E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

Allergy »

Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.