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Why Dental Care is Crucial for Your Pet’s Health

Did you know that dental care is just as important for pets as it is for humans? Just like us, our furry friends need regular dental check-ups and cleanings to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent serious health issues.

Did you know that dental care is just as important for pets as it is for humans? Just like us, our furry friends need regular dental check-ups and cleanings to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent serious health issues.

Did you know that dental care is just as important for pets as it is for humans? Just like us, our furry friends need regular dental check-ups and cleanings to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent serious health issues.

In both dogs and cats, oral hygiene is crucial to their overall health care, second only to prevention and medical care. Periodontal disease is the most common dental issue seen, and unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed until symptoms such as mouth pain or difficulty eating are present. It is caused by bacteria that naturally inhabit the oral mucosa, which, when combined with minerals, cellular debris, and food, form plaque that damages the gums and teeth. The formation of bacterial plaque may not be visible initially, but it gradually thickens until it forms a crust. In its later stages, the plaque requires ultrasonic dental cleaning and treatment.

Studies show that around 80% of dogs and cats under three years of age suffer from periodontal disease, with smaller breeds being more susceptible to this condition.

While routine veterinary consultations may identify some dental issues, they may not always reveal the full extent of the problem. A complete and adequate examination requires sedation of the patient and a thorough evaluation of the entire oral cavity and each tooth.

At Pet First Veterinary Clinic, we understand the importance of pet dental care, and we’re committed to providing top-quality services to keep your pets healthy and happy. Here’s why dental care is crucial for your pet’s health, and how we can help.

Prevent Dental Disease

Dental disease is one of the most common health issues in pets that can lead to tooth decay, bad breath, gum disease, and even serious health issues like kidney and heart disease. However, with regular dental check-ups and cleanings, we can catch dental disease early and prevent it from becoming a serious issue.

Improve Overall Health

Good oral hygiene is not only important for dental health but can also improve your pet’s overall health. When dental disease is left untreated, harmful bacteria can enter the bloodstream and cause infections in other parts of the body. Regular dental cleanings can reduce the risk of these infections and help your pet live a longer, healthier life.

Save Money in the Long Run

Preventative dental care can actually save you money in the long run. By catching dental issues early, we can treat them before they become serious problems that require costly procedures and treatments. Additionally, dental care can help prevent other health issues that could also be expensive to treat.

Our Dental Services

We offer a wide range of dental services to keep your pets healthy and happy. Our services include comprehensive dental check-ups and cleanings, tooth extractions, oral surgery, to name a few.

We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible. Our team of experienced veterinarians and technicians will work with you to develop a customized dental care plan for your pet’s individual needs.

Don’t neglect your pet’s dental health. Schedule a dental check-up at Pet First today to keep your furry friend healthy and happy for years to come.

Dr. Alexandra Gulinescu

Dr. Alexandra Gulinescu

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