Why It Matters
Dental Disease Comes at You Fast
Dental care for pets may seem frivolous at first, but it’s quite the opposite. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats, and most pets are showing symptoms of it by the age of three—symptoms that will only worsen over time. But dental disease affects more than your pet’s mouth, it profoundly affects their overall health and quality of life.
It’s Much More Than Fresh Breath
Regular dental care for your pet will do so much more than make those kisses less pungent—although that is a nice side effect. The health of your pet’s mouth has a significant impact on both their overall health and their longevity.
When tartar and plaque are allowed to accumulate in your pet’s mouth, it leads to pain, infection, tooth decay, and tooth loss. If periodontal disease is left unchecked and becomes severe, it allows harmful bacteria to spread throughout your pet’s system. Kidney, liver, and heart disease in pets can all stem from an underlying dental infection.
Regular dental care for pets is every bit as important as it is for us humans, and Heritage Animal Hospital is ready to make sure both you and your pet are all smiles.
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Tips for a healthy pet
Preventative Dental Care Starts at Home
Believe it or not, pet’s need their teeth brushed too! Frequently brushing your pet’s teeth at home is not only the best way to keep their mouth (and whole body) healthy, it also increases the time between regular dental cleanings. If you’re not sure how to get started, just ask a member of our staff—we’re happy to show you how! And yes…they do make bacon flavored toothpaste for pets, but we don’t recommend you sample it. Trust us on this.Book Now