A healthy mouth is an important part of your pet’s overall health and longevity. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream through inflamed gums and travel to vital organs such as the heart and kidneys. Routine professional dental care for your pet is an important part of your pet’s health and wellness, just as it is for you.

7 Reasons for Pet Dental Care

  1. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive regular dental care will have some form of periodontal disease by the age of three
  2. Pets that don’t get dental care can painfully lose their teeth.
  3. As their teeth decay, pets can experience significant pain, which may affect their behavior.
  4. Dogs, cats, and other pets can be very good at hiding their pain. So, when pets don’t receive regular dental exams, dental problems may develop, and we must pull their teeth.
  5. Animals need their teeth to chew their food correctly. It is the first stage of digestion. But as they age, their teeth wear out, affecting their ability to chew their food.
  6. Excessive wear of pet teeth can cause tooth decay.
  7. Dental infections can lead to severe problems with your pet’s organs. The bacteria in the oral cavity of a pet with periodontal disease can travel into the circulatory system. From there, it can travel throughout the pet’s body and can cause damage to the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Signs of Pet Dental Problems

  • bad breath
  • broken or loose teeth
  • extra teeth or retained baby teeth.
  • teeth are discolored.
  • abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth.
  • reduced appetite or refusal to eat.
  • pain in or around the mouth
  • bleeding from the mouth
  • swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth

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Schedule Your Pet’s Dental Visit

Our dental procedures are scheduled on surgery days, and we use the same intensive monitoring protocols and care that we do for any surgery patient Once we have cleaned your pet’s teeth, we will work with you to develop a home dental health plan that is right for you and your pet to maintain those pearly whites!.

Take charge of your pet’s dental health today and contact us to schedule your pet’s dental exam.


Your Friendly Team at
Animal Wellness & Rehab Center