Pet Dental Care & Preventative Veterinary Oral Healthcare
Oral Disease is the number one health problem diagnosed in dogs and cats and the oral and dental health of all animals, whether young or old, is important. Without proper dental care, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of Oral Disease by age three according to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS). Good preventive pet dental care and treatment of diseased teeth and gums can extend your pet’s life expectancy.
Dental tartar and the accompanying infection are not only painful but can eventually lead to heart, lung and kidney disease. Should you note problems with bad breath, broken teeth, discolored teeth, tartar build-up, reddened gums, drooling, reluctance to eat hard foods, tooth loss, swallowing food whole or change in chewing habits, bring your cat or dog in to see us for a complete dental exam.
At Thornton Animal Hospital, we will perform a dental exam during your pet’s regular annual exam in order to assess the dental health of your cat or dog. We can show you what you need to do to remove dental plaque and improve your pet’s overall dental health and we recommend brushing your pet’s teeth at home on a regular basis, as your pet will allow. Click here for a step-by-step guide to keeping your pets teeth sparkling white at home.