Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Protect Your Pet's Oral Health with Regular Dental Care

Your pet depends on you for love, companionship and veterinary care. Pet dental is an important part of the veterinary care you owe your pet. If you neglect your pet’s oral health, you put him at risk of all kinds of dental problems and diseases. Routine dental services from Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C. will contribute to your pet's health and wellness. For your convenience, our clinic serves residents of Johnston and surrounding communities. What can your pet gain from regular oral care?

Protection Against Dental Diseases

Pet dental care in the form of dental exams and cleanings help protect your pet from diseases that can endanger his health. Gingivitis is a painful gum disease that can lead to inflamed gums. Periodontal disease attacks the bone structures holding your pet’s teeth in place, putting your pet at risk of losing his teeth. But it doesn’t stop there. Once the infection enters your pet’s blood, it can damage his liver, kidneys, and heart.

Periodontal disease is caused by the accumulation of bacteria on your pet’s teeth due to plaque and tartar buildup. During annual dental cleanings, your Johnston veterinarian removes this plaque and tartar, especially under the gum line where this disease can start. In this way, annual dental cleanings act as preventative measures to save your pet's teeth and protect his overall health.

Preservation of Gum and Tooth Health

In addition to periodontal disease, your pet may have other dental issues that need treatment. These will be uncovered in routine dental exams. Some issues are easy to detect by outward appearances; others may be hidden until discovered by your vet. Like people, pets can suffer from abscesses, broken or chipped teeth, mouth sores or lacerations, bleeding gums and loose teeth. By detecting and treating these problems early on, you can avoid costly treatments later down the line.

See Your Johnston Veterinarian Today

Why wait for dental problems to occur when you can avoid them altogether with preventative dental care? Schedule a dental exam for your beloved pet by calling Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C. in Johnston at (515) 270-2240 today.

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