Veterinary Dental Health Month

posted: by: Tammy Chastain DVM Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

We are in the middle of National Pet Dental Health Month.  Each February, we take a little extra time to remind pet owners of the importance of dental health for their dogs and cats.  Good oral hygiene can have a positive impact on a multitude of body systems as well as general quality of life and longevity.  Unfortunately, we see advanced periodontal disease and other oral health issues in our patients on a daily basis.  We are reminded that these truly are conditions that are so much more rewarding to help prevent than to treat in their later stages.  Untreated oral or dental disease in its advanced stages can result in pain, tooth loss, jaw fractures, or even systemic infections.

Our veterinarians will examine your pet's mouth during their annual wellness visits and can make recommendations on specific home care and/or in-clinic dental cleaning procedures that would be best for their oral health.  We feel it is definitely a team effort when it comes to your pet's health, particularly when it comes to keeping their mouths healthy.  Please let us know, if you have questions about your pet's dental care.  Our goal is that they have the happiest, healthiest life possible.