Do Pets Really Need Dental Care?
Yes! Pets, like people, need regular dental care. Studies have shown that greater than 85% of dogs and cats over 3 years of age have some form of dental and/or gum disease. Imagine not brushing your teeth or having them cleaned for 3 years!
How Is Dental and Gum Disease Prevented?
Dental and gum disease in cats and dogs can be prevented with routine dental cleanings, regular examinations, and a healthy diet. All of these can significantly improve your pet’s quality of life and extend their longevity.
Unfortunately, there are some factors that contribute to tartar build-up that are beyond our control. These factors are why some pets need more dental care than others. Factors beyond our control include:
· How much a pet chews its food
· How much saliva a pet produces
· The shape, size and placement of the teeth (genetic)
· The type of bacteria in the mouth
What can you do?
Routine brushing of your pets teeth at home and if necessary, dental prophylaxis provided by your veterinary care team. We also offer a variety of VOHC (Veterinary Oral Health Council) approved diets, treats and oral treatment products (oral gels, water supplements, toothpaste).
BEFORE Dental Cleaning:
AFTER dental cleaning: