According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease by the age of three.
Is your best friend’s breath bad? Contrary to popular belief, “dog breath” is a sign of an unhealthy mouth, not just a nuisance. Bacteria are responsible for bad breath. Bacteria cause plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth over time. As a result, you’ll have bad breath, reddened gums, and other symptoms of dental disease.
Other symptoms of dental disease include drooling, chewing discomfort, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you use tartar-controlling treats and chews, they are frequently insufficient to keep dental disease at bay. Inquire about the best ways to control plaque and protect your pet’s teeth from dental disease.
Dental hygiene is essential for your pet’s health because dental disease has been linked to other serious health issues, such as heart disease and kidney disease. But how do you know if your pet’s mouth is healthy? Allow us to examine your pet’s teeth and gums to see if there are any dental issues you should be aware of. Following a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which may necessitate sedation), a dental cleaning, or at-home dental care options.
Even if you believe your pet’s teeth and gums are in good condition, we can provide expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health should not be taken lightly. Many dental problems, fortunately, can be managed at home and by bringing your pet in for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
We want your pet to live a long and healthy life, and we understand that keeping a healthy mouth is an important part of that. We care about your pet’s health, so let us assist you with this commitment. Call us today to discuss your pet’s dental care requirements and how we can assist!