11 shocking mistakes that shorten your dog’s life!

Neglecting dental care


Gum disease (periodontal disease), is a of common problem in dogs. The American Humane Society has reported that veterinarians estimate that 85% of dogs over 5 years suffer from periodontal disease.  This condition develops due to plaque formation in the dog’s mouth after bacteria and food collect and form along the gum line.

Oral bacteria can cause almost all sorts of health problems for pets, including kidney infections, as well as problems in heart valve.

As recommended by Dr. Jeff Werber, the owner of Century Veterinary Group in LA; dogs’ teeth should be scrubbed as often as can be; moreover, water additives, chew toys, and bones help maintain oral health and assist plaque reduction. A professional teeth cleaning session once a year at least is a very good idea.