Daily Dental Care. BY THE NUMBERS.
Dental disease affects 80% of adult dogs1.
Dental disease affects up to 96% of senior dogs over 12 years of age2.
Only 14% of pets receive dental care from a vet3.
Only 2% of pet parents brush their dog’s teeth4.
Why your dog’s
dental health matters
Dental disease is the number one health issue for dogs, affecting 80% of adult dogs and up to 96% of senior dogs. That’s why it’s more important than ever to take an active role in your pup’s at-home dental care. Poor oral health can negatively impact your dog’s overall health and can affect the liver, kidney and heart. Unless you give the right combination of care.
Daily Dental Care: Part of Your Dog’s Overall Wellness
Plaque and tartar aren’t your best friend’s best friend. But daily brushing isn’t always easy, for you or your dog. That’s why we recommend a WHIMZEES a day between yearly vet visits. Giving your dog a WHIMZEES daily dental treat is the most convenient, effective and playful way to reduce plaque and tartar, which can start to build up in as little as 24 hours.5
“The importance of looking after your dog’s teeth is critical not just to their oral health but to their total wellbeing. Left untreated, dental disease can cause not just tooth loss and severe pain but also systemic health issues such as heart, kidney and liver disease.”Dr. Danielle Bernal (B.VSc, MRCVS) Global Vet Nutrition Director
- Stella JL, Bauer AE, Croney CC. A cross-sectional study to estimate prevalence of periodontal disease in a population of dogs (Canis familiaris) in commercial breeding facilities in Indiana and Illinois. PLoS One. 2018;13(1):e0191395. Published 2018 Jan 18. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0191395; Banfield State of Pet Health 2016
- DuPont GA. Prevention of periodontal disease. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 1998; 28(5): 1129-1145
- Veterinary Pet Insurance. Brush up on your pet’s oral care. http://www.petinsurance.com/healthzone/pet-articles/pet-dental-care/Brush-Up-on-Your-Pets-Oral-Care.aspx. Accessed 20/4/2017
- Quest BW. Oral health benefits of a daily dental chew in dogs. J Vet Dent. 2013;30(2):84-87.
- Wiggs RB & Lobprise HB 1997, Boyce EN et al 1995 8 – Fiorellini JP et al 2006; Rober M 2007; Corba NH 1986