Bad breath is no laughing matter when it comes to the health of your dog or cat. It is usually one of the first signs of gum disease. Research studies have shown a direct connection between oral health and a pet’s overall wellbeing. Tartar and any infected mouth areas can send bacteria to other areas of the body, such as the kidneys, heart, liver, GI tract, and joints.
So, what’s a pet owner to do? Regularly brushing your pet’s teeth and providing a healthy diet and plenty of chew toys can go long way toward keeping him or her healthy. However, even with the best of home care, many dogs and cats show signs of gum disease by the time they’re four years old. We believe that the key to management of gum disease is prevention.
Examining your pet’s teeth during their wellness checkup is part of our protocol at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital. We:
Your pet’s veterinarian and the attending licensed veterinary technician may perform the following procedures:
Home care can make a tremendous difference in your pet’s comfort and health. There are several home care oral hygiene options from which to choose, but keep in mind that anything you can do to help prevent plaque and tartar accumulation will help keep your pet’s teeth in shipshape order between professional cleanings. After all, it only takes 8 hours after a cleaning for bacteria to begin forming into plaque and five to seven days for there to be an active periodontal infection!
First of all, this should be fun for you and your pet. Be upbeat and take things slowly. Do not overly restrain your pet. Keep sessions short and positive. Be sure to praise her throughout the process. Give yourself a pat on the back, too! You are doing a great thing for your pet!
To see a video that demonstrates pet oral healthcare go to our Youtube channel.
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