One of the most important ways you can ensure your pet stays happy and healthy is to have your pet’s teeth examined and cleaned regularly. Lack of dental hygiene can pose a significant risk to your pet’s health. The plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth allow excess bacteria to grow and can cause a variety of different health issues, ranging from gingivitis and tooth decay to more serious issues such as heart disease and kidney disease.
How do you know it is time to have your pet’s teeth looked at? The most common sign owners notice first is bad breath. As the dental disease progresses, excessive drooling, reddened gums, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth may become apparent.
The staff here at Chesapeake Vet Clinic are trained to both identify and treat a variety of different dental issues. By giving your pet a dental cleaning, we can not only get your pet’s teeth sparkling again, but keep them happy and healthy for years to come!