Tips for Pet Dental Care
Caring for your pet’s teeth isn’t any different than caring for your own. You wouldn’t rely on a chew toy or a bone to keep your teeth clean. So, why do we do that for our pets? There are many quality pet brushes available to brush your pet’s teeth at home (soft-bristled children’s brushes are also fine to use on pets). A good tip is to start brushing your pet’s teeth when they’re young so they are familiar with it as a normal routine.
Schedule an appointment today at Affordable Animal Hospital to have a professional dog or cat teeth cleaning in Eagle Rock to get started on your pet’s journey to good oral health. Don’t forget: Good oral health can lead to great overall health.
The Importance of Home Care
You won’t get the full benefits of cleaning services if you don’t implement a home care regimen. Best practices include:
• Daily brushing using a child’s toothbrush or finger toothbrush
• Antibacterial oral sprays and rinses
• Food and treats formulated to prevent plaque formation.
The staff at Affordable Animal Hospital in Eagle Rock can help you with your planning.
Dental Care for Older Pets
Aging pets usually have many more dental care needs than younger pups and kittens – just like people. Our animal hospital is here to help you keep your pet’s teeth strong and healthy for years. If you haven’t maintained regular dental care for a dog or cat, they may have loose or missing teeth, plaque, or infections or gum or jawbone infections – and you may not even know it.
A dental care check-in with Affordable Animal Hospital can help alleviate any pain or infections, keep them from spreading, and help your pet avoid health problems that could shorten life.