Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including enzyme toothpastes, drinking water additives, and dental treats.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at Canyons Veterinary Clinic, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home. Also, all patients will receive a full set of dental x-rays as part of their pet’s procedure to ensure we are providing the highest level of care.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, stinky breath, or is having difficulty chewing, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please contact us today to learn more and schedule your pet’s’ dental cleaning.