Dental Care

Regular dental care is important for your pet to help prevent dental disease!!! 


Signs that your pet is suffering from dental disease include:
- Bad breath
- Red & swollen gums
- Yellow-brown covering on teeth
- Change in chewing or eating habits
- Abnormal drooling
- Loose teeth

Periodontal disease is a serious condition! By 3 years of age, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some sign of dental disease, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. Pet's teeth are prone to plaque build-up which will eventually calcify and become tartar. If the plaque and tartar are not routinely removed by your veterinarian, they will progress to cause irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss and the need for expensive oral surgery.


Tartar & Gingivitis

Periodontal disease

A healthy mouth is important for your pet's overall health. Dental disease can affect other organs in the body. Plaque builds up on the teeth which causes irritation of the gums. The irritated gums start bleeding and bacteria enters the bloodstream. Bacteria travel in the blood stream and can cause serious disease in organs such as the heart, lungs & kidneys. Dental disease will decrease you pet's life expectancy.

Your pet needs preventive dental care just like you! This includes:

- Routine oral examinations by your veterinarian

- Regular dental care at home. We will teach you the best way to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.

          ~ Daily tooth brushing is the most important part of oral care.  

          ~ Veterinary dental diets are specially formulated to help reduce plaque and tartar build-up.

          ~ Dental chews - There are numerous chew products available. Ask your veterinarian about which chews are safe for your pet, as some

             products are too hard and can be harmful to your pets teeth.

We want to ensure your pet lives a long, happy life and a healthy mouth is an important part. Many dental problems can be managed and prevented with at-home dental care and bringing your pet for regular oral examinations and dental cleanings. Contact us to schedule your pet's dental examination today!!!