Imagine if you never had your teeth cleaned. As you can imagine, things would eventually start to go very bad inside your mouth: teeth would rot and decay, gums would become inflamed and infected. Dangerous bacteria would eventually travel into your bloodstream and could cause other serious health problems. And we haven’t even mentioned the daily, debilitating pain.
It’s the same scenario for your dog or cat. While some people might laugh at the idea of dental care for pets, the fact is that by age three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future problems.
Clover Leaf Animal Hospital offers complete pet oral health services, including:
- Dental exams
- Annual dental cleanings
Following American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines, Clover Leaf Animal Hospital only does cleanings and dental work on anesthetized pets. Pre-procedure blood work is required for older pets, and is available on request (and strongly recommended) for all other patients.
Preventive Dental Care
In between dental cleanings, you can help keep your pet’s smile sparkling by offering them daily Greenie dental treats. These delicious treats for cats and dogs clean teeth down to the gumline, and they have a taste that pets love. Ask us which Greenie treat is right for your pet!