Why Dental Care Is Essential for Your Pets
Animal Wellness Center in Davis, CA, seeks to educate pet owners about the importance of pet dental care. It is not always something people think of when planning veterinarian visits but may be as critical to the long-term health of your pet.
Negative Health Impacts of Poor Pet Dental Care
Before you consider the benefits of good oral health for your pet, it’s worth taking a moment to explore the risks of neglecting your pet’s dental health. One of the first negative health effects is unnecessary pain for your pet from sensitive, loose, or otherwise unhealthy teeth and/or gums. The problem is that pets are generally people pleasers and will go to great lengths to hide their pain. You may never know how much pain your pet is experiencing.
Next, you should consider the long-term effects of poor dental health and hygiene for pets, such as:
- Missing teeth.
- Poor nutrition because of missing teeth or tooth pain when eating.
- Chronic inflammation from oral infections can damage other organs, like your pet’s heart.
This list does not even include the costs of caring for pets in poor health due to poor pet dental care as a preventative treatment.
The Positive Impact of Good Pet Dental Care
Dental care for pets can help your pet maintain a healthy smile, reduce inflammation, and allow your pet to avoid the many problems damaged or missing teeth cause. Perhaps the most immediate benefit owners will notice when adopting good oral health care routines for their pets is that their pet’s breath smells much better.
Get Your Pet the Dental Care it Needs Today
In fact, bad breath is a signal, in many pets, that there may be some sort of oral health problem. Good dental care for pets requires pets to be sedated for the benefit of all involved. Only work with a veterinarian who is a skilled dental practitioner for the sake of your pet’s oral health today and in the future. Call Animal Wellness Center in Davis, CA, today at (530) 756-7387 for more information or to schedule a dental cleaning appointment.