What you may not realize is that up to 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some type of oral disease by the age of three. These shocking statistics show the importance of maintaining the hygiene of your pets and ensuring that they have check-ups regularly. By paying careful attention to your pet’s health, you could avoid serious consequences in the future.
Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums will be checked during every exam by our Dr. This should be checked at least once a year by a veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Evergreen offers pet dentals on Thursdays and must be booked in advance.
Why does dentistry require anesthesia?
Your pet does not understand the benefit of dental procedures, and he or she reacts by moving, trying to escape, or even biting.
Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:
- bad breath
- broken or loose teeth
- extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
- reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- pain in or around the mouth
- bleeding from the mouth
- swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth