Coverage for dental problems in dogs and cats varies greatly between companies. Some companies cover dental accidents only while others cover both dental accidents and illnesses. There is variation between what dental procedures that veterinarians use to treat these problems that are covered by each company.
My guest in this episode, Dr. Barden Greenfield (previously a guest in Episode 26), talks about the most common dental accidents and illnesses he sees and the potential costs to treat each problem. He explains the differences in dental coverage needs between dogs vs. cats as well as large breed dogs vs. small breed dogs.
He also gives some excellent tips to pet owners on steps they can take at home to prevent some of these problems. He includes recommendations on which toys and products to avoid that can harm your pet's teeth and the safe, but effective ones he does recommend.