Plaque and/or tarter is build up on the teeth of a dog or cat. Plaque can be referring to either the teeth or the arteries; however, in either case, it can be a serious problem in pets. When dogs or cats develop plaque on their teeth, it can lead to periodontal disease, abscesses, tooth loss and even heart disease. When plaque builds up in the arteries, there is limited space for blood to flow. This can cause serious and even fatal problems in dogs including heart attacks and strokes.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.