Colorado Springs Pet Dental Care Protects Your Pet's Health
Is your pet suffering from a bad case of dog or cat breath? While bad breath is hardly pleasant, something even more serious than just unpleasant breath may be affecting your pet. In fact, bad breath is a sign that gingivitis and other periodontal problems may be hurting your pet's oral health.
At Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital, we offer full service pet dental care, including routine cleanings. Just like your annual dental visit, it's important for pets to have a regular dental cleaning, too. Unfortunately, many pet owners do not realize just how important oral health is for their pet's overall well being. Imagine how unpleasant your breath and teeth would be if you never brushed! This is the same case for pets - regular brushings and annual cleanings at an animal vet clinic can prevent serious dental health problems.
Banish Dog Breath with Professional Dental Cleaning
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, nearly 85% of adult pets suffer from periodontal disease, which is caused by plaque buildup along the gum line. After each meal, bacteria can accumulate along your pet's gum line, leading to an infection like gingivitis. If the bacterial infection enters the bloodstream, your pet's internal organs, including the kidney, liver and heart, are at risk for serious damage. Fortunately, these health problems can be prevented by routine veterinary dental care and check-ups with our veterinarian.
Now that you know just how important that annual dental cleaning is, it's time to schedule one for your pet! Our Colorado Springs pet clinic provides full dental cleanings and plaque scrapings under the careful administration of anesthesia. We also provide emergency dental care, such as tooth removal.
As a pet owner, one of the most important things you can do to protect your pet's health is to regularly brush his or her teeth. If you've never brushed your pet's teeth before, it's natural to have questions about the safest and most comfortable way to do so. Our veterinarians are always happy to demonstrate proper brushing technique.
Do you have questions about your pet's dental health? Do you have difficulty brushing your pet's teeth? Give us a call here at Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital and we would be happy to answer any of your questions or show you a demonstration.