Did you know that if your pet goes over a year without dental care, their risk of dental disease will increase by 90%? Dental care is just as important for your pet as it is for you. You want your pet’s mouth to be clean and healthy so when they shower you with love and affection and slobbery kisses, so you can both know they’re happy and healthy.
Dental health goes hand-in-hand with your pets overall health
When you bring your pet in for regular dental visits, you help them decrease their risk for the top five gum diseases in pets:
- Bad Breath: The most common case of bad breath in pets is dental disease. When you can smell you pet’s breath over their food, it might be time for a dental checkup.
- Bleeding Gums: If you begin to notice traces of blood in your pets drool, this is the first sign of gingivitis.
- Gingivitis: The result of bleeding gums is that they become red and swollen. When your pet gets gingivitis it becomes very difficult for them to eat with putting pressure on their swollen gums.
- Receding Gums: This is one of the signs of gum disease after gingivitis. Your pets gums begin to separate away from the teeth while receding.
- Loose Teeth: Now that their gums have been to recede and separate from their teeth, their teeth will start to come loose. Now with every bite, your pet is at risk at either having their teeth fall out or swallowing them while eating.
- In addition to risk of gum disease without regular dental care they are at risk for periodontal disease. This disease doesn’t just affect your pet’s mouth, but also opens them to health risks associated with periodontal disease which could include: kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes. Our wellness plans are a great way to help ensure your pet is getting regular checkups to prevent diseases or catch them early on for treatment.
Just like humans have regularly scheduled dental appointments, your pet needs regular dental care as well. We offer routine dental care for any pet. If there is an oral emergency, we also have qualified veterinarians that will take the best care of your pet even after regular clinic hours. Contact us today for any questions about our dental care or wellness plans or request to schedule an appointment here.