Remember - your pets need dental care too! Your pet needs to have its teeth cleaned regularly. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
Common signs of dental disease include:
• Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
• Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
• Bad breath
• Excessive drooling
• Changes in eating or chewing habits
• Pawing at the face
• Loose teeth
Bacteria that form as plaque on the teeth enters the bloodstream with each bite and swallow. This bacteria can contribute to organ disease especially kidneys, liver, and heart. Regular dental care is one of the most important ways to promote pet health. We will help you develop the best dental plan for your pet. This includes professional teeth cleaning for dogs and cats, any necessary extractions, as well as diet, pet nutrition and recommendations for a good at home dental care routine. Call today to have your pet's teeth examined.