Dental care is vital to the overall health of any animal. Dental disease leads to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent 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 care to their pet’s health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us today at (479) 631-7744 to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.
This is Kumar, a 10 year old cat that has been coming to see Dr. Dickey for his whole life.
Thankfully, his owners brought him in for his dental scaling during stage two of Periodontal Disease. In stage two, most cases of this disease can be treated with a good scaling and minor antibiotics.
Because this was taken care of sooner rather than later, Kumar was able to keep all of his teeth. Any discomfort while eating will no longer be an issue!
To the right you will see Kumar and his before and after pictures.