One of the signs that your pet may have dental disease is bad breath. This is one that we can all notice and recognize. This is most often caused by infection around the gum line and the accumulation of plaque and tartar. (And something can be done about it!).
The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Dental disease doesn’t affect just your pet’s teeth and gums, it can also lead to more serious health problems affecting your pet’s heart, lungs and kidneys. Dental disease and tooth loss is totally preventable in many cases and controllable with regular professional dental cleanings and home care.We all know how important regular dental cleanings are for ourselves, and the same thing applies for our pets as well!
We all know how important regular dental cleanings are for ourselves, and the same thing applies for our pets as well!
Your pet’s diet can help keep your pet healthy and free of dental disease, but it is not enough. The best way is to do regular home care and get a professional dental cleaning (dental prophy) at least yearly at the animal hospital. Once your pets cleaning is done, our knowledgeable staff will gladly assist you in providing a workable method of home care for your dog or cat. We know how difficult it can be to work with your pets mouth at home. There are many “user friendly” dental products that really help.
Call us today at 704-824-9876 to schedule your pet’s next dental exam and cleaning!