Your pet might not need to take a bath every single day, but many pet owners don’t realize that their pets need regular dental care to keep their teeth, gums, and bodies healthy – just like we do. In fact, most dogs and cats already have some form of periodontal disease (gum disease) by the time they reach age three. Periodontal disease can wreak havoc on a pet’s general health, even leading to premature death.
We recommend scheduling a dental exam sooner rather than later if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms in your pet:
The best way to protect your pet from periodontal disease and the health risks associated with it is to take good care of their teeth and gums.
At home, we recommend brushing your pet’s teeth daily (or as frequently as possible) using toothpaste formulated for pets and a toothbrush designed for your dog or cat. Additionally, you can provide your pet with dental-friendly treats and chew toys in addition to using water additives and dental-friendly kibble.
Professional pet dental care is similar to dental care for humans. During a routine pet dentistry appointment, our veterinarian thoroughly examines your pet’s teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay or other issues. We then clean your pet’s teeth by scaling and polishing the surfaces of the teeth to remove any accumulated tartar and plaque. This deep clean also extends slightly below the gum line to help combat periodontal disease.
With Signature Veterinary Services, we bring everything your pet needs to keep their smile happy and healthy right to your doorstep. We provide comprehensive pet dentistry services and treatments. To learn more about pet dentistry and the importance of dental care for dogs and cats, we welcome you to contact us today.