dentalThe human medical community has long known that dental care is essential to whole body care. This is true for our pets as well. Over 70% of dogs and cats suffer from dental disease by three years of age; it is the most common health problem we see in our pets! Not only can dental disease be painful, it can lead to disease of the heart, liver, kidneys, and whole body.

Owners are often not aware of the importance of dental health, or the severity of dental disease in their own pet. For this reason, you can expect an oral exam as part of every complete physical exam at All Animal Care Clinic. In addition to regular dental exams, there are ways you can improve the health of your pet’s teeth at home, including brushing the teeth and providing approved dental chews.

The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.

If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, a change in appetite, or is having difficulty eating, they may be telling you that they have dental disease. Please call us at (541) 386-5753 today to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning. And for more information, click here.