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, 70 percent of pets over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the one of the most common health issues among our animal population.
In spite of these disturbing facts, many owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their animals’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your animals’ 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 here at Swannack Veterinary Services, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.
We offer cleanings for our horses using hand floats, as well as Wolf Tooth extractions. We are well trained in these services.
If your animal has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. If your animal is in need of any of these services, please call us at (509) 257-2230 today to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.