Dental disease is one of the most common conditions affecting pets over the age of three, but when it starts there are usually no obvious signs and symptoms. Once it advances, it can devastate your pet’s mouth, causing chronic pain, infected gums, tooth and bone loss – hardly the state we want for our best fur friends!
Fortunately, dental disease is preventable. Fairview Veterinary Hospital is here to warn you about the dangers of dental disease in pets, and how to take care of your dog or cat’s oral health.
It Starts With A Pet Dental Exam
One of the reasons we advocate for annual wellness exams is that they allow us to see what’s going on inside your pet’s mouth. Although we won’t be able to see everything (many problems occur below the gumline), we can give you some pointers for brushing at home and various helpful products like dental diets, chews, and rinses.