Keep That Smile Pretty!

Jan 20, 2020

Dental month is approaching. Dental health is of the up most importance to the overall health of your fur baby. It is very important for your pet’s teeth and gums be checked at least once to twice a year. You might be wondering why this would be so important? My fur baby seems to be eating well and does not seem to be in any discomfort.  Imagine not brushing your teeth for days, weeks, months or even years. Your animal is no different. Good dental heath could help prevent the following:

Organ damage:  The plaque that builds up on your pets teeth is made up of bacteria. This bacteria then has the chance to enter the blood stream. Once it enters the blood stream , it  can spread to the heart, kidney and liver. Good oral health will help this from occurring.
Tooth loss:  Your pets teeth can become lose or even fall out when the structures supporting the teeth become infected.

Oral pain:  One might not realize how much oral pain that their beloved fur baby is in due to dental disease. I have personally had many owners tell me that they did not truly know how much pain their pet was in until after a dental had been preformed.

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, by the age of three years more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats start to show some sign of dental disease.  The following are some signs to watch for at home:

Bad breath
Poor grooming
Gums that are swollen and red
Dropping food from their mouth
Pawing at the face

Please remember that dental health is just not important during the month of February, but all months.  Throughout the month of February, all our dental cleanings are 10% off. To start good oral health please book an appointment to have your pets mouth examined.

Dr. Ashlie Hill