Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance; it’s a sign of anunhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, those are not enough to keep dental disease under control. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.