Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. As you can imagine, things would eventually start to go very, very bad inside your mouth: teeth would rot and decay, gums would become inflamed and infected. Bacteria from those rotting teeth would eventually travel into your bloodstream and could cause other serious health problems. And we haven’t even mentioned how painful it could be.
It’s the same scenario for your dog or cat. While some people might laugh at the idea of brushing their pet’s teeth or taking them for a dental cleaning, the fact is that by age three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease—it’s the single most common health issue for pets.
Prairie Animal Health Centre offers complete pet oral health services, including:
- Preventative Dental Care
- Annual Anesthetic Dental Cleanings
- Oral surgery/extractions
We also highly recommend daily brushing of your pet’s teeth, and you can check out the videos below for some tips on how to do it. If you have a pet who won’t tolerate brushing, we carry a wide variety of home dental care products including oral gels, rinses, chews, treats and foods.