Dentistry for Pets

As veterinarians, we routinely see the medical consequences of poor dental health, but our initial enthusiasm is met with some skepticism on the part of pet owners.

Today, pet owners in the Canada rank dental problems among their top pet health concerns!

A dental procedure will have a major and immediate impact on your pet’s quality of life. As successful as we have been in reaching the majority of our clients concerning pet dental health, we won’t feel totally successful until all of our canine and feline patients are reaping the benefits of a routine dental procedure.

The Facts You Need To Know About Pet Dentistry!

  • Pets require regular dental health checkups and cleanings just as we do.
  • Studies reveal that: 60 percent to 85 percent of all pets over age three need immediate dental care!
  • Without proper and routine dental care, pets may develop periodontal disease (gum disease) that may cause them to loose some or all of their teeth.
  • Some bacteria found in the mouth of pets suffering from periodontal disease can be traced to the liver, kidney or heart resulting in complications of these vital organs.
  • 40 percent of cats requiring dental care have  painful enamel lesions below the gum line.

If early tartar formation is arrested and prevented, and if proper prophylactic teeth cleaning and home care is maintained, your pet will enjoy a healthier and happier life. It’s that simple!

Call our office today (519-853-1450) if you would like more information on pet dentistry, have a particular question concerning your pet or would like to schedule an appointment. 

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