The Importance of Maintaining Pet Dental Care

The Importance of Pet Dental Care

Dental health isn't just for humans; our pets deserve top-notch dental care as well. Cats and dogs are susceptible to the very same dental problems as humans. At Friendly Animal Hospital, we want to foster a healthy and happy lifestyle for your pets. One of the ways we do this is by providing Huntington Beach area pets with quality dental care.

What Dental Issues Do Pets Experience?

Both cats and dogs can develop periodontal disease, infected teeth, abscesses, broken roots, mouth cysts, bite misalignments, fractured jaws, and palate defects. These dental issues will lower the quality of life for an animal. Mouth infections can spread to other parts of the body, causing damage to a pet's liver, kidney, and heart. This kind of damage can lead to serious health issues.

When to Take Your Pet to the Veterinarian 

Pet owners can avoid these dental issues through preventive dental care. Veterinary experts recommend annual check-ups with the veterinarian. During check-ups at Friendly Animal Hospital, pet owners can ask for a dental cleaning and oral hygiene advice from our veterinary professional.

What to Expect From Pet Dental Care

Pet dental care typically begins with an oral examination. If your animal has a buildup of plaque or tartar, our veterinarian will perform a procedure to remove the buildup. For a serious dental issue such as an infection, surgery may be needed to rectify the situation. Our veterinarian will give you after-care instructions once the dental procedure is over. Feel free to ask any questions before or after your visit.

Contact Friendly Animal Hospital in Huntington Beach

At Friendly Animal Hospital, our veterinarian has years of experience providing quality dental care to the pets of Huntington Beach. If you have any further questions about pet dental care or would like to schedule a dental cleaning, call us at (714) 784-0680.

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