According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Exceptionally bad breath, brownish plaque at the base of the teeth, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite can all be signs that a pet’s teeth require attention. Maintaining strong dental health and a regular cleaning program not only assures that your pet’s mouth and teeth will remain in excellent condition, but will also help to prevent infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart.
Part of your pet’s annual wellness exam at Brodheadsville Veterinary Clinic will include checking on the health of their gums, mouth, and teeth. Our veterinarians and staff will take the time to instruct you on proper at-home dental care, including brushing and providing your pet with dental chews and treats.
For your convenience, our pharmacy is stocked with a variety of dental care products to make your at-home dental care as beneficial to your pet as possible. If you would like more information and tips on caring for your pet’s teeth, the ASPCA has excellent information both for dogs and cats.
Here’s a before and after shot of a recent dental cleaning patient:
Have you ever wondered what happens when your pet is admitted for a dental procedure? Brodheadsville Veterinary Clinic walks you through step by step on how we care for your pet.
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