Did you know that most dogs over three have gum disease that needs treatment? Many owners don’t, and so too many dogs suffer with the severe pain and additional problems connected with gum and dental disease.
That’s why, this year at Crufts, Agria Pet Insurance is focusing on keeping your dog’s smile healthy!
According to The Royal Veterinary College, periodontal disease affects over 90% of adult dogs. So just one in ten of our canine companions is lucky enough to have healthy teeth and gums. That’s quite a statistic.
Fortunately, with some knowledge under our belts it’s not so hard to take care of our dog’s teeth, as Agria Pet Insurance’s Senior Veterinary Advisor, and former President of the British Veterinary Association, Robin Hargreaves, explains:
“These days our dogs should be with us into their teens, but the animals they evolved from didn’t live anything like to this age – and so their teeth are not designed for longevity. Left uncared for, the likelihood is that they will deteriorate, giving your dog gum disease and mouth and gum pain. But it doesn’t have to be this way.”
These are Robin’s top tips to taking care of your dog’s teeth:
If you’ll be at Crufts this year, make sure you visit the Agria stand in Hall 3 to collect a free toothbrush for your dog and make a start on getting their teeth sparkling this spring*!
The team will be on-hand to explain all about Agria’s extra special dental cover and to give you a quote for Lifetime insurance for your dog. And what’s more, every new policy comes with £50 free towards healthcare from your vet.
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