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Did you know that pets get dental disease? Our own dentists have taught us that proper dental hygiene is important in preventing tooth decay and gum disease and the same holds true for our pets. Dental disease in pets is a frequent cause of bad breath and poor appetite but has also been tied to more serious conditions.
By the age of three, almost 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of gum disease according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. The signs may be noticeable; bad breath or a lack of interest in eating, but they may also be very slight or even unnoticeable to many pet owners. Left untreated for long periods of time, chronic infections in the mouth can lead to infections of other body organs.
Establishing Good Dental Hygiene With Your Pet
We believe that good dental hygiene in our pets is not just about treating problems - it is about good prevention.
It starts with care at home. Our staff is happy to teach you how to examine your pet's mouth, the proper technique for brushing their teeth, as well as recommend treats and diets that support dental health.
Regular Check Ups
A regular dental exam is just as important as your pet's annual exam, routine vaccinations, or regular parasite screenings. As part of your pet's regularly scheduled preventive exam, we spend significant time examining the health of their teeth and gums.
Regular dental prophylaxis is more effective, less stressful on your pet, and ultimately less expensive than waiting to treat serious problems. By performing regular dental cleanings, we can avoid many more serious dental problems like tooth extractions.
February is Pet Dental Health Month, a time of year where our entire team spends a few extra minutes with our patients and clients to remind us all about the importance of proper dental health in our pets.
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2/27/2018 08:06:41 am
It is quite unfortunate to say that, many pet owners don't comprehend the significance of dental health for their four-legged companion's overall comfort and welfare. I would like to tell that if your pooch or kitten does not have a healthy set of choppers, then he grind up his edibles with ease. Poor oral cleanliness in pets can cause stinky breath, plaque, tartar, gingivitis, periodontitis, abscesses etc. In uttermost cases, it can damage your pet's dental health completely and can lead to kidney and hearth indispositions. Better you should consult a proficient veterinarian- who can suggest you the best precautionary measures to take good care of your darling's dental health. To know more about the pet's health management protocol, you can follow this page- http://www.homevetservice.com.au/mobile-vet-services-brisbane/ .
Tracy Animal Hospital Staff
7/27/2018 12:36:11 pm
Considering that 80% of pets will have some form of periodontal disease over the age of 2, the need for awareness about this subject is crucial. Thank you for your feedback!
7/27/2018 12:14:14 pm
Thank you for letting me know that I it is cheaper and easier for my dog to have regular dental prophylaxis than waiting till there is actually a problem. My puppy seems to eat everything and I am worried that he will get weird infections. I'll follow your advice and find a good dog dentist.
Tracy Animal Hospital Staff
7/27/2018 12:32:52 pm
We're so glad that you found this article to be helpful. Prevention is always the best path to great health.
10/17/2018 10:26:40 pm
I really like what you said about how regular dental checkups are just as important as their annual exam and routine vaccinations. My sister just got her first dog to accompany her in her apartment. I think she is just about done with her vaccine shots, so I will be sure to advise her to not forget about her dog's dental checkups next.
1/28/2019 11:02:42 pm
That's good to know that you need to have regular dental exams for your pet. My Chihuahua's teeth seem to be sensitive, so I'm looking into it. We'll have to find a veterinary service we can go to so he can have his teeth checked.
3/22/2019 08:57:27 am
Thank you for explaining that a regular dental exam is just as important as your pet's annual exam. I didn't realize that this was something we'd have to look out for with our pets. It makes me think about how they need the same kind of health checks as we do.
3/27/2019 10:28:24 pm
My brother thinks that his pet is sick because it's not eating that much and he's worried about it. According to this, it will be best to have it treated early and have regular prophylaxis for his pet. Moreover, it's recommended to go to a trusted animal care hospital for quality pet care.
3/27/2019 10:56:36 pm
I think my dog needs to have his teeth looked at. They have been having some pain as of late. It would be a good idea to go to the vet soon.
I agree that regular dental exam, parasite screening, and routine vaccinations are a very important part of your pet's annual exam. I like how you discussed the importance of these screenings especially the dental exams for a pet. As you've they can avoid any serious dental issues and tooth extractions. My husband just bought a new husky puppy. We are planning to bring her to the vet this week to have her properly checked.
2/23/2021 11:07:13 pm
You made a good point when you shared that it is important to go for regular checkups in order to maintain good dental hygiene in your pets. My friend just mentioned the other day that he is thinking of adopting a dog since he has been living alone for years and he wants to have a loyal companion. I will suggest to him taking his new pet for regular checkups at a reliable veterinarian.
3/2/2021 04:02:36 am
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1/25/2022 10:17:48 am
When I took my chihuahua to the vet, he had to have nearly all of his teeth, except three of them removed. I love what you said about getting treatment early is important and how if you do this, then it is less stressful on them. This is true because the work does not have to be so major. I wish I would have heeded this advice for my pup. Vet visits are important.
5/31/2022 10:28:02 am
I like the tip that you gave that your pet's dental hygiene is also as important as their health care. My cousin mentioned to me last night that she wants her pet to have animal teeth cleaning to prevent oral problems, and he asked if I had any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this instructive article, I'll be sure to tell her that she can consult a trusted veterinary clinic as they can answer all her inquiries and will provide good quality service.
6/28/2022 09:37:25 pm
Treating everything early definitely sounds important for dogs that have biting habits. If you don't handle those, they could easily be at risk of teeth conditions that can worsen their ability to eat. I'll take your advice and have a veterinarian help me with my dog's regular dental checkups.
2/21/2023 09:21:33 pm
I'm glad you said that having a dental checkup is also prevention for any health problems. My cousin thinks her pet has a dental problem because she is not eating properly since the other night. She asked if I had any idea what would be the best option treatment to consider. I wanted to thank you for explaining the importance of consultation. I'll tell her she can consult a trusted emergency animal clinic as they can provide proper checkups for her pet.
4/11/2023 08:53:22 am
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