It's more than just 'doggy breath'.
Dental care is often overlooked as an important aspect of pet wellness. In reality, neglected dental health leads to the build-up of oral bacteria and tartar on the teeth and causes dental and gum disease. This can not only be excruciatingly painful, but detrimental to your pet's overall health.
Dental disease does not begin and end in your pet's mouth. Oral bacteria may travel through your pet's bloodstream to vital bodily systems causing damage to the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. The majority of dogs and cats have some level of dental disease by the time they are 2 or 3 years of age. To give your pet the best prerequisites to a long and healthy life, good dental health plays an integral role.
Bad breath is often the first sign of dental disease. Plaque and tartar accumulation can also lead to:
During your pet's wellness visit, we may recommend a dental cleaning based on a comprehensive dental exam. We are also avid about educating our clients on proper at-home care to prevent dental disease year-round.