Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80% of dogs, and 70% of cats over three years of age, suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspections.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We preform thorough cleanings here at the clinic, with an ultrasonic scaler and electric polisher. Sedation is required for their cleanings, but an overnight stay is not required. Regular dental cleanings are routinely preformed every 1-3 as needed depending on your pet.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, all these could be signs of dental disease. Please call us at (641)394-5584 today to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.