• 5 Serious Illnesses Caused by Canine Dental Disease

    9 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Dental health is one of the most neglected issues in dogs. Yet, neglected teeth can quickly lead to canine dental disease other serious-and often fatal-diseases. Dr. Kathryn Primm, owner of Apple Brook Animal Hospital, and Dr. Denise Petryk, Director of Veterinary Services at Trupanion, shared with us some of the illnesses that can result from poor dental hygiene.
    1 - Heart Valve Infections
    Dr. Primm: “Mouth bacteria can travel and settle on the heart valves. Bacterial endocarditis is a problem of its own and can also permanently damage cardiac tissue and lead to heart disease and even...
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