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February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and Dr. Roger highlights the importance of maintaining health teeth and gums in dogs and cats. Dental disease in pets is far more than just bad breath. The presence of chronic dental disease compromises the immune system, predisposes the pet to oral and other cancers, and can directly assault and compromise the heart, liver and kidneys. Dr. Roger focuses this episode on a recent 2021 study that does not just prove the increased incidence of kidney failure in dogs and cats living with chronic dental disease, but actually quantifies the increased statistical risk.
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