What? I thought you said that dental disease was a small breed issue! Though they present with advanced dental disease a bit later in life than small breeds, they win second place because of the sheer number owned by Americans. But don’t let this breed’s happy-go-lucky demeanor fool you. In the absence of brushing, this breed is likely to have enough oral infection in its mouth to wear down its immune system and make it feel lousy. Additionally this breed is considered senior at 7 years of age. Waiting to manage oral disease in this breed increases the length of time under anesthesia and increases risk. Let’s treat it now.

 

And now, are you ready to see the number one breed?