Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa
Serving the Upper Keys; Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier and Ocean Reef
Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa

Impact of Oral Health On Our Pets

The Risks Of Not Treating Oral and Dental Disease

  • Research shows that around the age of 2, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some sign of dental disease
  • Untreated, dental disease can become severe and lead to:
    • Pain that affects the pet’s quality of life
    • Difficulty eating
    • Tooth loss
    • Bad breath
    • Chronic bacterial infection in the mouth; travels through the bloodstream and can be spread throughout the entire body  
    • Chronic bacterial infection; can destroy the gums, teeth, and bone
    • A chronically infected mouth is common cause of canine heart and kidney disease

    There is more at stake than clean teeth!