Alpine Animal Hospital is proud to offer dental services for our clients.
Did you know
… that dental disease is one of the most overlooked disease in pets. The disease can travel through the bloodstream if it is left untreated. This causes many potentially fatal problems, including heart, liver, and kidney disease.
The worst part of dental disease is the prevalence of the disease. It is estimated that around 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years old have some form of the disease. Even when pets are extremely well taken care of, the number of those suffering from dental disease is astonishing.
Some common signs of dental disease:
- Discolored teeth
- Bad breath
- Difficulty eating
- Blood in the mouth
You need to schedule an examination as soon as possible if you notice any of these signs.
What Happens During a Dental Exam?
Your pet’s veterinarian will look inside your pet’s mouth to try to catch any disease early. They are also there to give owners advice on the best way to care for their pet’s teeth.
Once the dental exam is complete the doctor will make up an estimate based on your pet’s specific dental needs. These dental exams/estimates are valid for 6 months, after which we must re-evaluate the mouth.
What You Can Do To Prevent Dental Disease In Your Pet
We believe that the disease is so prevalent because many owners don’t understand the importance of good dental health.
Key steps to protecting your pet’s dental health:
- Brush your pet’s teeth
- Dental Chews
- Routine examinations