In our experience, tartar with periodontal disease is the most common dental disease. 80% of the dogs older than 4 years old have some forms of periodontal disease. It’s a very painful condition. If left untreated, the peritoneal bone and ligament will be irreversibly damaged, and the teeth will eventually become mobile and fall off.
The owner can choose a bigger kibble as the main diet or treat (Hill’s T/D), it will increase the chewing motion and help mechanically remove some tartar. Annual dental cleaning (comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment) will also help to maintain your pet’s oral health.