Why Pet Dental Care is Important
Coast Mountain Veterinary Services offers Whistler pet dental care services from dental x-rays to routine cleaning and complex extractions.
Healthy teeth and gums are a vital part of your pet’s wellbeing. Did you know that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by age 3? Plaque a build-up build up can lead to inflammation, gingivitis, infection and tooth loss.
Bad breath, trouble eating or swelling near the eyes or face can indicate broken or infected teeth.Infection can spread throughout the body to other organs such as the heart and kidneys. Left untreated, dental disease can reduce your pet’s lifespan by as much as 20%. A prophylactic dentistry is the equivalent of a dental cleaning from a visit to the dentist. A full examination of the mouth is performed, the teeth are then cleaned above and below the gum line and then polished.
Prevent Oral Health Issues from Arising
Our main focus is on preventing oral health issues from arising to keep your pets happy and healthy and preventative dental care is generally more economical than leaving dental disease untreated and having costly dental surgery and extractions performed. For these reasons Coast Mountain Veterinary Services recommends that all cats and dogs receive oral health exams once a year as part of the annual wellness exam.
Annual check-ups allow the vet to examine your pet’s mouth and develop an oral care plan. Brushing your pet’s teeth every day is the best thing you can do to keep teeth and gums healthy. Coast Mountain Veterinary Services carries veterinary exclusive dental diets and treats that can help reduce the accumulation of plaque and tartar.
A healthy mouth and a dental care routine will help your pet’s longevity and improve quality of life.
For some more dental related information for your furry friends, take a look at this article by Dr. Jan Bellows