Mill Creek Services
Your pet's teethare more important than you think!
Every single day, the staff at Mill Creek Veterinary Hospital brush their teeth! Cleanings at the dentist are also a regular occurrence for us. We sincerely hope you’re following suit. Today, however, we’re talking about the health of your pets. Both cats and dogs require dental care, with dogs requiring daily brushing if you can establish a good habit.
You clean your teeth every day because you understand how critical it is to your overall health. When it comes to your pet’s oral health, how often do you consider it? Almost certainly not enough. Dental disease in your pet can cause major health problems, such as heart problems.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), four out of every five dogs over the age of three suffer from periodontal disease, which necessitates additional treatment and high costs. This is more than enough of a reason to start paying attention to their dental health right now.
“How many times a day should I brush my dog’s teeth?” we’re frequently asked. The answer is every day. It’s best to establish a routine for yourself and your pets that allows you to keep their mouths clean. Make sure you obtain enzymatic toothpaste for your pet and avoid using human toothpaste because it could harm them.
When it comes to obtaining a cleaning from your veterinarian, the frequency is determined by the amount of plaque that has accumulated on your pet’s teeth; be sure to check frequently for yellow or brown buildup along the gum line. It’s time to clean after you’ve noticed it.
If you neglect your pet’s dental care, they are more likely to develop periodontal disease, which is costly to treat and can lead to other more significant health problems.
Now that you’re up to date, get your pet’s teeth brushed right away!