Did you know that dogs and cats need dental care just as people do? Consider how your mouth would feel if you never brushed your teeth and never had them cared for by a dentist. That would be quite painful, yes? Dental disease, periodontal problems and broken crowns are very common in pets. This can begin as early as three years of age.
Animals have bacteria in their mouth that affect the gums and surround the teeth. There is a buildup of plaque and tartar that gets very hard at the gumline and can only be removed professionally. If not, the gums recede and the teeth can fall out. All of this process can cause damage to the liver, kidneys and heart.
Dr. Sue Olivier and her knowledgeable staff are available to teach you how to care for your pet’s mouth. There are special dental diets and supplements that can keep your pet’s oral health in top shape. It is far less expensive to prevent gum disease and tooth issues than it is to treat. Why smell swamp breath when your pet licks you if you don’t have to ?!?
Call and schedule an appointment today at 504-341-9510.