One of the best things you can do for your pet is to help him or her maintain good dental hygiene. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3.
Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
Common signs of dental disease include:
Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
Red, swollen or bleeding gums
Changes in eating or chewing habits
Pawing at the face
Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body. Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart.
If your dog or cat requires a dental cleaning, he or she will be placed under general anesthesia. Whenever we use general anesthesia, we will monitor your pet closely at all times to make sure he or she is comfortable throughout the dental cleaning. Your pet will be able to return home on the same day.
Call us at (570) 501-0600 to schedule your pet’s dental exam today!