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The Importance of Oral Health for Your Pet

Last updated 1 year ago

Your vet will take care of your pet’s whole body, including its teeth. Dental care for pets is often overlooked by pet owners, but is crucial to your animal’s overall well being. Here are a few ways to make sure that your pet’s teeth and gums stay healthy:


Visit the veterinarian regularly. Your veterinarian will take care of your four-legged friend’s health and examine its teeth and gums. If you notice that your pet has particularly bad breath, let your vet know so that she can thoroughly inspect its mouth. Your vet can clean and polish your pet’s teeth during its visit. Bad breath could be a sign of a more serious issue, so pay close attention to your pet’s oral health.

Get a professional cleaning. Just like humans, your dog or cat needs regular visits to a dental professional to ensure good oral health. At the veterinarian, your pet will receive an examination and then anesthesia for a thorough dental treatment. The vet will perform dental scaling and even give your pet a fluoride treatment so that its mouth stays as healthy as possible. If your pet needs a more in-depth treatment like fillings or a root canal, your vet will advise you on the best way to proceed.

Brush your pet’s teeth at home. Aside from the pain of having damaged or rotting teeth, bacteria from periodontal disease can get into your pet’s bloodstream and affect its lungs, liver, heart, and kidneys. Maintain your pet’s healthy mouth by brushing your pet's teeth between visits to the vet.

For expert dental veterinary care, call The Vet House in Richardson, Texas at (972) 690-8741. We offer state-of-the-art treatments to keep your pet as healthy as possible, so contact us for an appointment.


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