Dental disease is very common among cats and dogs. By some estimates, 75% of cats and dogs over the age of 3 years old have dental disease significant enough to warrant treatment. Dental disease can affect many organs in mammals. Making sure your dog gets dental care or your cat gets dental care is important to their overall well-being. Ask yourself one question…does your pet’s breath smell bad? If it does, chances are there is a serious problem already.
At our hospitals, we have seen a variety of effects of dental disease:
Many people have noted the effects of dental disease on their own pets and haven’t even realized it. Once they have treated the disease, they often note that their pet eats better and has more energy.
At our hospitals, we have spent extensive time in additional training to learn and perform the following procedures. It is relatively uncommon for general vets to provide all of these services in their hospitals.
In our hospitals, we believe that dental disease is so significant, that we evaluate the disease on every patient. We have all seen the benefit that good oral health plays in the overall health of our patients. Plus, your pet’s breath will smell better too!