Dental disease is one of the most common problems of modern dogs and cats. Bacteria from gingivitis can be carried by the blood stream to the heart valves, liver, kidneys and other organs. Dental disease can interfere with a pet’s ability to groom itself, and it can be a chronic source of pain. Some pets just have bad breath; but in most cases, foul breath indicates dental disease, which can be treated and prevented through professional and home dental care.
Routine home and professional teeth cleanings are necessary to keep your pet healthy. Periodontal disease is the most common disorder affecting dogs and cats today. If you have questions or concerns about cleaning your pet’s teeth, talk to Encanto Pet Clinic veterinarians and staff at your next visit.
Regular teeth brushing for your dog or cat is highly recommended. If that is not something your pet will allow, other dental products can help reduce bacteria in the mouth, which helps to reduce potential for plaque buildup. Ask us for recommendations. Watch this video to learn how to get your pet to allow you to brush their teeth.