According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease.
Most people understand the importance of daily dental care for themselves but forget that it is also important for their pets. Plaque and tartar can build up on your pet’s teeth and gums causing bad breath, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth decay. The teeth are close to the bloodstream which means that severe oral disease can worsen problems in other parts of the body like the heart, liver, and kidneys.
To help prevent these problems we offer many different products to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Chews, dental diets, mouth rinses, and brushing teeth with toothpaste formulated specifically for pets can help remove bacteria off of the main surface of the tooth. However, professional dental cleanings are the only way to remove the bacteria that lies under the gums.
Signs that your pet may have dental problems include:
Persistent halitosis (bad breath)
Swollen, receding, or bleeding gums
Sensitivity of the mouth (pawing or rubbing at the mouth)
Change in eating habits or loss of appetite
Decrease in activity
Does your pet need dental assistance? We proudly offer fhe following procedures are available at our hospital: