No one enjoys wrestling their pets to brush their teeth. However, proper care of your pet’s teeth can make a big difference in their overall health and how well they can eat.
Why is Pet Dental Care So Important?
For those that are looking for great pet dental care, Stanton Pet Hospital is a wonderful option. Dental care for pets is critical for a few different reasons, for starters, caring for your pet’s teeth can help to make it easier for them to eat, it can help reduce pain and inflammation of the gums, and it can also help them to keep their teeth longer. Teeth are not only important for eating; they are also important for defense should your pet have to defend themselves. The condition of the teeth is also linked directly to heart health as well.
For pets that are dealing with poor oral health, it can lead to infection that can then travel to other parts of the body. Bad teeth can also cause inflammation, it can cause pain, it can cause swelling that makes it difficult for your pet to eat, and it can also cause the teeth to fall out which can lead to dry socket and to bleeding from the mouth. You can care for your pet’s teeth at home to a certain extent to make it easier for your pets once they do get to the veterinarian.
How to Care for Your Pet’s Teeth at Home
One of the best things you can do to care for pet’s teeth at home is to make sure you brush them if possible. You want to be cleaning them regularly or at the very least, give your pet dry food to help clean the debris off their teeth. You can also give treats or bones that help to keep your pet’s teeth clean. You should avoid giving wet food or table food.
If you do suspect that there is an issue with your pet’s teeth, you are more than welcome to bring them to Stanton Pet Hospital for a proper cleaning. An experienced vet in our office can clean any build up or hard tartar that might be on the teeth. We are here to make sure that your pet lives a happy, healthy life. Your pet’s teeth need to last their lifetime. Give us a call at (714) 828-5891 to set an appointment.