Just like people, dental care is extremely important for our pets as well. Regular cleanings both at home as well as at Brandon Veterinary Clinic, can lead to healthier teeth and pets!
Without regular brushing and cleaning, bacteria can build up on your pet’s teeth in the form of tartar and plaque. These hardened bacteria can lead to unhealthy teeth and gums and even organ damage to the liver and kidneys as well as the heart. Left unchecked, poor dental health can even shorten the lifespan of your pet.
Periodontal disease can begin as early as one year in dogs and cats without proper brushing and cleaning. Recent studies show that over 70% of animals over the age of three have some form of dental issue.
Remember that prevention is always less expensive and a better alternative than treatment, and this statement applies to your pet’s oral health as well.
Our experienced doctors can show you how to care for your pet’s teeth at home, prescribe a diet that is best for them, and schedule regular cleanings for your dog or cat. Call Brandon Veterinary Clinic today to schedule your pet’s dental appointment.