As pets age, they are much more likely to develop dental health problems. According to the AVMA, it is estimated that by the age of two, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some form of periodontal disease. Some of the common symptoms of periodontal disease include increased salivation, bleeding, redness or inflammation, and loss of appetite. Although dental disease begins in the mouth, if left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems, including heart, lung, and kidney disease. Regular dental checkups and dental cleanings are essential to prolong your pet’s life and prevent the discomfort that accompanies dental disease. Along with professional dental cleanings, Tartar Shield helps to prevent the harmful effects of oral bacteria and keep your pets’ teeth and gums healthy.