Dental disease is one of the most common ailments found in dogs and cats. The best preventative measure is teaching your pet at an early age to become accustomed to regular teeth brushing. A great how-to video can be found below.
If brushing your pet's teeth is not an option, you may find that dental chews or rinses to be beneficial for your pet--be sure to ask the staff at Kettle Moraine Veterinary Clinic today about preventative measures for your pet!
As they age, many cats and dogs are faced with needing a professional dental cleaning due to tartar buildup, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. At the Kettle Moraine Veterinary Clinic, we regularly perform dental cleanings to give our pets a fresh start with their teeth. Pets are not as willing to sit still with their mouth open for an extended period of time as humans are, and therefore we utilize general anesthetic in order to perform these procedures effectively and efficiently. Certified Veterinary Technicians are the dental hygenists of the clinic, and scale and polish teeth just the way a human dentist would. The veterinarian performs a full oral examination, and extracts any teeth that are cause for concern. Your pet will return home with pearly whites, which is a great opportunity to start up with brushing, chews, or rinses to prevent the need for future dental cleanings!