Why Dental Hygiene is Important for Pets
Your pet’s dental hygiene is closely connected to their holistic health and well-being; talk to the veterinarian at Day Creek Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga to learn more and make your pet’s appointment.
Why is dental hygiene important?
Don’t overlook the importance of pet dental, and any veterinarian will tell you that bad breath is an early sign of trouble. See your Rancho Cucamonga veterinarian regularly after age 3 for dental care to prevent the build-up of tartar and formation of plaque.
The result of tartar and plaque is Periodontal disease, the most common dental issue widely. This disease results from poor hygiene, tooth trauma, or underlying medical issue. The best way to fend-off periodontal disease and the bacteria that it feeds on is with daily brushing and annual dental visits to your veterinary provider.
Regular dental hygiene and veterinary dental visits will also help detect and identify problematic tooth trauma, like broken or cracked teeth. After all, your pet can’t tell you when they have a damaged, broken, or painful tooth; veterinary providers will look for such injuries before it can result in an infection that impacts your pet’s overall health, comfort, and wellbeing.
Your veterinarian will also be on the lookout for signs of oral cancer during a dental examination. It is not always easy for owners to identify a potentially cancerous spot in their pet’s mouth; preventative care from your veterinarian can help detect an issue sooner, which may help to increase success and survival rates significantly.
Is it time for your pet’s dental exam? Call us today.
Call Day Creek Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga at 909-646-7387 for preventative care, cleanings, and oral treatments. Your veterinarian may first want blood-work and tests to determine if your pet will be safe under anesthesia before cleaning, scaling, and examining your pet’s teeth.