Dental health is a crucial part of your pet’s overall health, which is why the Animal Medical Center at Streetsboro offers top-quality dental care for your beloved pet.
Dental problems in your dog can cause or can be caused by other health problems, making it important for your pet to have their teeth and gums examined at least once per year to check for any early signs of issues and to keep your pet’s oral health intact.
Preventative Veterinary Dental Care
Dental disease is common in dogs, and if left untreated, it will continue to spread to the tooth socket, destroying the bone. This spreading also allows bacteria to travel from your pet’s mouth and through their body, which can have an effect on their liver, kidneys, lungs, and heart, leading to chronic health issues.
Routine annual exams are the best way to help keep your pet’s teeth healthy and have them checked for tartar, plaque, and dental disease. During your dog’s comprehensive exam, we will perform a dental health assessment and provide you with recommendations for preventative care.
In some cases, you can perform preventative care at home; in other cases, we may need to recommend that you schedule a dental cleaning or an extraction with us.
Maintaining Your Pet’s Oral Health
- Daily dental chews
- Water additives
- Feed them food and treats that promote oral health and control plaque