Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease affects more that just your pet’s teeth and gums. It leads various health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. Dental disease affects up to 80% of dogs and cats over the age of three years old. Making it the most common health issue affecting our pet population.
Despite these facts, many pet owners are unaware of the roll dental care plays in their pet’s health. There are numerous ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspections.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through regular professional cleanings. At West Marin Pet Hospital we perform thorough cleanings, including areas beneath the gums which cannot be seen or accessed by you.
If your pet has brown or yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please contact us today to learn more and schedule your pet’s’ dental cleaning.