Does Your Dog Need Dog a Teeth Cleaning?
Our dogs are part of our families and making sure they are healthy and happy is a must. A dog's teeth can get pretty dirty, and this can lead to a reduced quality of life for your pet. For those looking for great dog teeth cleaning services, Evans East Animal Hospital is a great option.
What Is Involved in Teeth Cleaning for Dogs?
Taking care of your pet's dental needs can mean the difference between a pet that has her teeth for years to come and a pet that loses her teeth early or deals with a range of dental issues. Teeth cleanings for a dog often entail the pet being put under general anesthesia or being given a medication to help calm her during the cleaning process. The veterinarian and vet staff will then work to remove any plaque, scaling, or other buildup and dirt from your dog’s teeth during this time.
The veterinarian will then clean the animal's gums and inspect the teeth for any other issues that might be present. If things like decay, infection, or other tooth issues are detected, your vet may remove teeth, with your approval, in order to remove any infection that is present. Your veterinarian may also provide an antibiotic to help treat any infection that is present in your pet.
Why Are Teeth Cleanings Important for Pets?
Keeping your dog’s teeth clean is important for a range of different reasons. For starters, poor dental hygiene has been linked to poor heart health, poor eating habits, and even behavioral issues as well. It is important that your dog’s teeth are clean because dogs use their teeth to do so many things. With teeth that are poorly maintained your pet may experience tooth loss, pain, and swelling in her gums, or even damage to her teeth to the point that they have to be removed.
Maintaining teeth can help your pet to live longer and keep her teeth longer as well. Keeping your pet's teeth clean can also keep your pet comfortable by preventing tooth loss and ensuring that your pet is able to eat properly and be happy and healthy.
For those looking for great dental services for their dog, we at Evans East Animal Hospital are ready to help make sure that your pet has access to the dental services that they need and that she is relaxed and at ease through the entire process.
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