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Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Your pet's teeth are essential for a variety of reasons -- if he can't chew well, he can't properly digest his food; taking good care of your pet's teeth also ensures he does not experience pain and discomfort. While your veterinarian will check your pet's teeth at every wellness visit, committing to caring for your dog or cat's teeth and gums at home will ensure he stays healthy and comfortable for a long time.

3 Ways Good Dental Hygiene Matters for Pets

  • Reduce Risk of Cavities: When you regularly care for your pet's teeth by brushing and offering healthy treats, you significantly cut the risk of cavities and decay. You'll improve his overall health and wellbeing and even keep your costs low when it comes to veterinary care.
  • Notice Problems Early: If you've ever had a toothache, you know how important it is to get treatment quickly. Tooth problems don't get better on their own, you need to see a dentist or your pain will just get work. Pet dental problems work the same way -- if you notice the signs of trouble early, you'll be able to prevent further damage and pain and head into your Atoka veterinarian right away. You'll also have a lower overall pet dental bill since small problems are far more easily treated than large ones. When you regularly look at your pet's mouth and teeth, you'll notice issues right away and be able to take prompt action.
  • Improve his Breath: He's adorable, but his breath can be less than stellar, particularly if you don't care for his teeth regularly. Brushing and toys designed to help clean teeth will remove bacteria and tartar and improve his breath, too. For your own sake, take good care of your pet's dental wellbeing, and you won't have to cope with stinky doggie breath at home.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Caring for your pet's teeth is an essential part of his overall health and wellbeing. If you're not sure how to take care of his needs or are worried that your pet is having a dental problem, we can help. Don't hesitate to call Atoka Veterinary Clinic at 580-889-2125 for assistance -- we're here to make sure your pet stays healthy and feels his best.