Essentiel Magazine n° 392 January 2016
Survey concerning brushing dogs and cats teeth – 1/3 of pet owners think that bad breath is inevitable!
Tesco Bank Pet Insurance in the UK indicates that dogs and cats oral hygiene is very poor. The results of the survey show that 1 of 16 dog owners and 1 of 50 cat owners are brushing the teeth of their pet as recommended by their vet’s. 50% of the dogs, and 8 cats of 10 have never had their teeth brushed. Moreover, 50% of the owners think that it’s enough to give a chewing stick to keep their pet’s mouth clean and healthy. 1/3 of the owners think that bad breath is inevitable. 4 out of 5 dogs and cats are suffering from periodontal disease by the age of 3.