Canine and Feline Dental Health
Bad breath and teeth with tarter build-up are not only a cosmetic issue but can contribute to heart disease, kidney failure, sinus infections, and diabetes as well as a host of other systemic diseases. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have significant dental disease by 3 years of age. An animal with healthy teeth will enjoy a happier healthier life.
Keeping a pet's teeth and gums healthy takes a combination of home care and regular teeth cleaning by a veterinary professional. Home care consists of active cleaning and passive cleaning. Active cleaning is achieved by brushing your pet's teeth once a day, the best way to decrease tarter on your pet's teeth. If you are unable to brush your pet's teeth, passive forms of cleaning teeth can be done by offering your pet various commercial dental chews. Look for treats with the Veterinary Oral Health Council's seal of approval.
Despite doing home dental care, tarter will accumulate on your pet's teeth just as it does our own. Your pet's teeth, similar to ours, need regular cleaning by a professional. Jefferson Veterinary Clinic S.C. offers dental cleaning to remove tarter and polish teeth. Doing regular cleanings can prevent or slow the progression of dental disease in your pet, giving them the long happy life they deserve.
Veterinary Oral Health Council