If your pet has brown or yellow teeth, bad breath, is having difficulty eating, or pawing at their mouth, these could all be signs of dental disease. Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Prevention is key as dental disease in pets can eventually lead to health issues with the heart, liver and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream.
Did you know that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease? Many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection at home.
But, the most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional annual cleanings and exams. Our experienced team at Harbor Springs Vet performs thorough dental cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
Contact us today to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning and exam.