Around four months of age, dogs and cats begin to get their permanent teeth. It is important to keep an eye on their dental health from an early age.
Pet Dental Care & Oral Disease
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats start to show signs of oral disease by age three. A yellow/brown tartar along the gum line, inflamed gums, and frequent bad breath can all be signs of dental disease. Without proper dental care, plaque and tartar buildup can lead to periodontal disease and oral pain.
Pet Dental Care Starts at Home
Daily brushing of your pet’s teeth can help prevent plaque and calculus. If you are unable to brush their teeth, provide them with hard chew toys and dry food to help break down any plaque buildup on the teeth. Flavored toothpaste and toothbrushes are designed for your pet and can help aid in the dental health.
Schedule Pet Dental Exams, Cleanings & Removals in West Jefferson, Ohio
At West Jefferson Animal Hospital, we offer pet dental exams, professional cleanings, and extractions. To learn more about pet dental care, or to schedule an appointment for pet dental exams and cleanings or tooth removals and extractions, please call us at (614) 879-8250 or schedule an appointment online.