The Importance of Cat & Dog Teeth Cleaning
Did you know that dental disease is the single most common disease in pets? About 80% of dogs and cats have some form of dental disease by the time they are 3 years old. This disease not only affects their oral health, but can affect their systemic health as well—not to mention it’s a painful disease! At Pennsylvania Veterinary Care, we aim to reduce the frequency of dental disease in Lansing, MI with proactive dental care services for dogs and cats. We recommend routine cat and dog teeth cleaning as well as an effective at-home regimen.
Dental Disease’s Many Problems
Dental disease has the potential to put your pet’s whole health at risk. If left untreated, bacteria from dental disease can move beyond the mouth and affect your pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys, in addition to causing oral problems like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and damaged teeth. Prevention is the best method of treating dental disease—it saves your pet the pain of inflamed gums and damaged teeth and saves you the costs of oral surgery to remove diseased teeth, too!