Your pet’s teeth and dental health is vital to their overall wellbeing, just like your teeth are important to your own health. Imagine never brushing your teeth – it would feel pretty gross right? Many dogs and cats don’t receive the proper dental care they deserve. In fact, the American Veterinary Dental Society states that over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of three.
Dental disease can cause serious harm on other organs in the body as bacteria travels through the mouth and into the bloodstream, leaving your pup or cat susceptible to kidney, liver, lung or ear infections. If left unchecked, bacteria, food and debris can deteriorate the soft tissue and bone surrounding your pet’s teeth which could lead to tooth loss or expensive oral treatment.
Boardwalk Animal Hospital is equipped to produce dental radiographs. Just like when your dentist takes X-rays of your teeth, we will do the same for Fido and Whiskers! These images will help show any problems in the mouth that may be causing your pet harm or suffering. We may recommend dental radiology to diagnose oral disease or tooth decay.
Don’t let your pet’s dental health become a problem in the future. Contact Boardwalk Animal Hospital today for gentle dental care.
- Common Signs of Dental Disease -
If your dog or cat has these symptoms, bring them to Boardwalk Animal Hospital for medical attention. If your pet does not exhibit any of the above signs, it’s recommended to seek dental care once a year to prevent the signs of disease. Our vets offer complete dental care including dental radiography, scaling, polishing and surgical procedures.