Most people realize how important dental care is for people, but did you know oral health is equally important for pets? Studies indicate that both dogs and cats need to begin regular cleanings as young as one year of age. Without this regular cleaning and brushing, your pet will soon develop a thin layer of bacteria on their teeth and gum line. These bacteria then begin to harden to form tartar and plaque. Without proper cleaning, the bacteria can cause tooth decay and gum disease, making it difficult for your dog or cat to eat most foods. These bacteria can also cause damage to the heart, liver, and kidneys which can potentially shorten the life expectancy of your pet.
The good news is this threat to your pet can be neutralized with proper dental care. At Mann Veterinary Hospital, our caring veterinarians have many years of successful dental care for our clients, and they will be there for your pet as well.
Our doctors have performed dental cleanings ranging from young animals to older patients that have never had a dental procedure. Dr. Mann and his caring staff will clean and polish your pet’s teeth and remove diseased teeth if needed. Finally, we will provide you with information on how you can help keep your pet’s teeth healthy at home.
Remember that preventative care is always more effective and less costly than treatment of disease, and this applies to your pet’s dental health as well. Please call one of our experienced team members today to schedule a dental examination for your pet companion at Mann Veterinary Hospital by calling 256-812-2346.