Here are some pictures of pets with
varying degrees of dental disease.
While you might be tempted to say your pet will never get this bad, you would be surprised at how quick an animals mouth can change. Remember 1 year in your pets life is roughly equivalent to 7 years for your pet.
Can you imagine only going to the dentist once every 7 years?
These dogs have severe tartar or calculus and gingivitis. The dog on the right has a more advanced case of dental disease. Both dogs are at risk for irreversible damage to the bones holding the teeth in place.
This dog has severe dental disease.
This is a cat that has severe dental disease.