Do animals get cavities?

Yes, animals can get cavities. Dental decay is caused by bacteria that produce acid which erodes the tooth enamel. Poor diet and lack of dental hygiene can increase the risk of cavities in animals. Some animals, like dogs and cats, are more prone to dental problems than others.

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