EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Finally, there is a better way to identify a leading cause of oral health problems in dogs. An estimated 80% of dogs over the age of three suffer from periodontal disease. A dog's bad breath could be a sign of painful inflammation and gum disease from bacteria, potentially leading to life-threatening illness. A simple oral swab sent to PetDNA Labs for analysis can identify 3 common pathogenic bacteria known to cause oral and systemic health problems for dogs.
K9 Smiles is available through vet offices for about $69 and can be used with a physical examination to help determine when to get dental care and to identify other systemic health risks. It is covered by most pet insurance plans when part of a veterinarian's plan of care.
PetDNA Labs CEO, George Hoedeman, remarked, "Dogs are family, and we want to keep them happy and healthy. K9 Smiles gives you confidence in care, and your vet a professional tool to help in diagnosis and treatment."
OralDNA Labs (http://www.oraldna.com) business of Access Genetics, LLC has been helping thousands of medical and dental professionals and their patients use salivary diagnostics to obtain precise information about periodontal disease for over 8 years. The new PetDNA Labs division is proud to now offer a similar diagnostic test for dogs - the K9 Smiles test.
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SOURCE PetDNA Labs