Pet Dental Care for Lansing Illinois Cats and Dogs
According to the American Veterinary Dental College, periodontal disease in pets is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats.
Don’t let your pet become a statistic. Regular at-home care and yearly dentistry visits are the best way to prevent tooth loss, tooth decay, and mouth sores.
Is Your Pet’s Oral Health in Danger?
Many pet owners neglect their pet’s teeth cleaning and oral health care. It is often, unfortunately viewed as an unnecessary and inconvenient aspect of caring for their pet. The downside is that dental disease can be difficult to spot and once developed, can be expensive and painful to treat.
If your pet is exhibiting any of the following signs, they may have dental disease:
- Yellowing or discolored teeth
- Inflamed or red gums
- Bad breath
- Swollen mouth, gums or teeth
- Loose teeth
- Pain or discomfort while eating
Just like in humans, regular teeth cleaning can decrease the harmful bacteria that live in your pet’s mouth, which can enter the bloodstream and damage their heart, liver, and lungs. If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, please contact us today.
How Often Does My Pet Need Dental Care?
While good pet hygiene begins at home, professional cleanings are recommended for your pet’s health. We recommend that pets receive dental cleanings at least once a year. At your annual wellness or preventive care visit, our veterinarians will assess your pet’s oral health and determine if more frequent or advanced dental care is required.
What Are the Benefits of Regular Dental Care for Your Pet?
Dental care should be a part of your pet’s overall health and wellness. Incorporating it in your dog’s or cat’s health regimen helps to reduce organ disease and failure, bad breath, tooth decay, plaque and tarter, and oral infections.