Have you given any thought to your pet’s dental care? Dogs and cats, just like people, need proper care for their teeth in order to prevent tartar buildup, tooth decay and tooth loss. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease and tooth loss in your pet just as it does in you. At Fullerton Animal Hospital, we are here to help you ensure that your pet’s dental health is well taken care of, so your pet can enjoy a healthy and happy life.
The Importance of Pet Dentistry in Baltimore
Pet dental checkups are a vital part of protecting your pet’s health and well-being. Plaque buildup on the teeth is natural, but dangerous. It leads to tartar, which adheres to the surface of the teeth and is difficult to remove. If left alone, that tartar can accumulate and push against the gums, which can lead to gum deterioration, gum disease and loose teeth. Soon your pet becomes uncomfortable and may even require emergency oral surgery.
Proper Dental Care for Today’s Pets
Proper dental care for your dog or cat starts at home. At our veterinary clinic, we recommend that you brush your pet’s teeth regularly. If your pet will not tolerate brushing, our Baltimore veterinarian can teach you how to train them to enjoy it or recommend treats that aid in tartar removal.
Dental care also includes a dental exam. When you bring your pet to Fullerton Animal Hospital, we will inspect your pet’s mouth, teeth, gums and bite to ensure that there are no problems brewing.
Our veterinarian also recommends regular dental cleaning to remove tartar buildup. Routine dental cleaning appointments can improve your pet’s well-being, reduce gum disease and even improve pet breath.
Are you doing all you can to ensure your pet’s teeth and gums are healthy? What steps are you taking to improve your pet’s oral health? If you need help, contact our Baltimore veterinary clinic to make an appointment with our veterinarian for a dental exam.