Many pet owners don’t realize that their pet’s dental health is just as important as their own. Dental problems can lead to pain, infection, and even more serious health issues, so it’s important to take care of your pet’s teeth and gums.

At Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital, we believe in the importance of preventative dental care for pets. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and at-home care can help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and strong.

During a dental exam, your veterinarian will check for signs of dental disease, such as tartar buildup, gum inflammation, or tooth decay. They may also recommend additional diagnostic tests, such as dental X-rays, to check for hidden dental issues that may not be visible during the exam.

If your pet is showing signs of dental disease, such as bad breath, difficulty chewing, or excessive drooling, your veterinarian may recommend a dental cleaning. This procedure involves the removal of tartar and plaque from your pet’s teeth and gums, as well as a thorough polishing to prevent future buildup.

At-home dental care is also an important part of keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. Regular brushing, with a pet-specific toothpaste and brush, can help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. Dental chews and toys can also help promote healthy teeth and gums, while providing your pet with a fun and rewarding activity.

In addition to promoting good dental health, preventative dental care can also help prevent more serious health issues. Dental disease can lead to infection, which can spread to other parts of the body and cause more serious health problems. By taking care of your pet’s teeth and gums, you’re helping to prevent these more serious health issues from occurring.

At Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital, we’re dedicated to providing the best possible care for your pet’s dental health. If it’s been a while since your pet’s last dental exam or cleaning, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. We’re here to help you keep your furry friend healthy and happy for years to come.