We often underestimate how quickly dental disease can take hold because most of us are in the habit of taking care of our teeth every day. Our cats and dogs are not much different in their oral health needs: daily brushing is key to avoiding severe periodontal disease which leads to loss of teeth and very bad breath.
Dental disease in dogs and cats is very common, especially in older ones. It is recommended to do dental cleanings annually. If that seems often, remember that we have *our* teeth cleaned every 6 months!
While you're out buying your sweetie that box of chocolates and flowers, remember your pet could use some lovin' this time of year as well! Poor dental health not only affects the mouth but can lead to health problems throughout the entire body.
Dental care is one of the most basic medical needs that should be attended to by the conscientious pet owner. With this in mind, we have improved our dental service by refurbishing our hospital with a newly designed and constructed dental suite.
Often we tell our clients that their pet needs a "dental". This can be a confusing term as it can mean different things to different people. When we recommend a dental, what do we mean?
Did you know that periodontal disease may result in bacteria being spread throughout your pet’s body, which can damage the kidneys, liver, and heart? Fortunately, treatment is simple, safe and easy.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society 85% of adult pets have periodontal disease—the most common disease in dogs and cats. Fortunately, it’s simple and easy to treat...but not all veterinary dental protocols are created equal. This article lists how Ann Arbor Animal Hospital is different than many other veterinary dental providers.