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Have Your Pet’s Teeth Examined at Least Once a Year
The oral care and health of pets if often overlooked by owners. Just like humans, cats and dogs have teeth that reveal a lot about their overall health. If you do not provide proper hygienic care for your pet’s teeth, you will end up increasing their risk of disease. Teeth that are not cleaned regularly will buildup in plaque. When this happens, they deteriorate and permanent teeth may even fall out. This can cause your pet a great deal of pain and you may not even realize it’s happening.
At home, you should be aiming to brush your cat or dog’s teeth a minimum of 3 times a week or once daily, which is exemplary. By regularly brushing your pet’s teeth yourself, you will be more aware of, therefore be able to act sooner if you notice any changes or concerns in their oral health. If you do happen to find something that is concerning to you, you should bring your animal to the pet dentist as soon as you can.
Dental Care for Your Pet
It is not an easy task to brush your pet’s teeth one to three times a week. But there are other ways to care for your pet’s teeth. Any place that offers pet grooming services typically has grooming packages that include brushing your pet’s teeth, which is what a pet dentist would do. So be sure to check the service list next time you schedule a pet grooming appointment for your pet because this is an effortless way to keep up with your pet’s dental care routine. To supplement getting your pet’s teeth cleaned at their grooming appointments you can give them dental treats daily. Although dental treats should not replace regular teeth brushing, they are a good supplement to any animal’s dental care routine.
Our Pet Dentists Will Keep Your Best Friend Feeling Healthy and Happy
Dr. Souza and Dr. Carrig are all very experienced in pet dentistry at McClelland Small Animal Hospital. If it’s been a while since your pet has had a dental exam or you think they may be experiencing pain or discomfort in their mouth, don’t hesitate to contact our pet dentist today. We will make time to see them promptly so that we can address any potential dental issues immediately.