Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pet’s health. There are many different ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental flushing, chewing products, and regular inspection.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home. On occasion, dental radiography is utilized to identify dental disease below the gum line.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, it could be a sign of dental disease. Please call us at 302-645-8757 to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.