Something to Smile About: Pet Dental Care
Your pet’s dental health is vital to his or her overall wellness and longevity. Pets that do not receive proper dental care are at an increased risk for:
- Internal infections of the blood and organs
- Heart, kidney, and liver diseases
- Some types of cancer
- A shortened lifespan
Regular at-home dental care should be coupled with regular dental screenings and exams to protect your pet’s oral hygiene and to reduce the risk of periodontal (dental) disease.
At All Creatures Animal Hospital, we believe that prevention is key to protecting your pet from a diseased mouth.
We recommend that you bring your pet in to have his or her teeth cleaned twice a year and that a full dental exam should be done annually. This preventive care, in addition to regular at-home brushings, will allow us to detect any potential problems before they become an issue and help to protect your pet from periodontal disease and the long-lasting affects it can have on your pet’s overall wellbeing.
Should a problem be detected, we are fully equipped to perform an extraction or minor surgery, but it is our goal to stop these situations before they ever start.
All Creatures Animal Hospital provides the following dental services:
- Full dental exams of the oral cavity
- Minor dental surgery
- Emergency dental procedures
- Supplies and education for at-home dental care
If you have any questions regarding your pet’s dental health or at-home dental care, please give us a call. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have and schedule an appointment for your pet, if needed.
For more information on dental coverage through our wellness packages, please explore our pet wellness plans.