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Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Taking care of your pet’s oral health is vital in protecting its overall wellness. With good dental hygiene, your pet can avoid an array of dental complications and lead a happy and healthy life. At Pet Medical Center of Westerville in Westerville, OH, our veterinarian provides a variety of pet dental hygiene services.

Prevention of Dental Disease

One of the primary concerns for pet owners is the development of periodontal disease, which can develop as early as the age of three. This condition can not only cause an infection in the teeth and gums, but it can also damage bones that hold the teeth in place.

Over time, as plaque builds up, it begins to form small pockets of hardened tarter in your pet's teeth. As a result, dangerous bacteria can breed. These bacteria can eventually enter your pet’s bloodstream, which can cause significant damage to major organs like the heart, kidneys, and lungs.

Signs of Dental Diseases in Pets

  • Red/bleeding gums
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loose or broken teeth
  • Excessive drooling

Practicing Dental Hygiene with Your Pet

Proper pet dental hygiene can prevent oral diseases and other issues. We recommended routine oral examinations with our veterinarian. Our vet will check your pet’s mouth and perform a teeth cleaning under general anesthesia. Sedation allows us to focus under the gum line, where plaque buildup is prevalent.

At home, you can help with dental hygiene with regular tooth brushing and providing your pets with appropriate foods and chew toys. Our veterinarian will guide you on the correct way to brush your pet's teeth. You will need a toothbrush and toothpaste made specially for pets.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Westerville, OH for Pet Dental Hygiene Care 

Caring for your pet’s oral health is vital in keeping it healthy. At Pet Medical Center of Westerville in Westerville, OH, we provide oral exams and teeth cleanings. Our team offers a variety of other vet care services as well. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.

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