Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s overall health – dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart and kidney diseases. Maintaining a healthy mouth is an important part of your pet’s ability to live a long, healthy life.
Both cats and dogs require at-home maintenance of their dental hygiene to ensure good oral health. The most important way you can help is by brushing their teeth, just like you do, only with toothpaste meant especially for pets. If your pet does not tolerate this, there are numerous other options to help your pet maintain a healthy mouth such as dental chews, dental diets, rinses and supplements to reduce plaque buildup. If you are overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin, we offer a FREE “Flip the Lip” appointment where you will consult with a skilled nurse about your pet’s dental care and the best ways to protect your pet from dental disease. This is also a fantastic opportunity for you to find out if your pet is in need of a professional dental cleaning.