Pet Dentistry

Do Pets Really Need Dental Care?

Yes! Pets, like people, need regular dental care. Studies have shown that greater than 85% of dogs and cats over 3 years of age have some form of dental and/or gum disease. Imagine not brushing your teeth or having them cleaned for 3 years! 

Dental hygiene in pets is often overlooked but is an important factor in their overall health. At Romeo Pet Hospital we can adapt a plan to your companion’s needs.

Veterinary Dentistry

How Is Dental and Gum Disease Prevented?

Dental and gum disease in cats and dogs can be prevented with routine dental cleanings, regular examinations, and a healthy diet. All of these can significantly improve your pet’s quality of life and extend their longevity.

Unfortunately, there are some factors that contribute to tartar build-up that are beyond our control. These factors are why some pets need more dental care than others. Factors beyond our control include:

  • How much a pet chews its food
  • How much saliva a pet produces
  • Shape, size & placement of teeth
  • The type of bacteria in the mouth

What can you do?

Routine cleaning of your pet’s teeth at home, feed a VOHC approved dental diet, mouthwash, or chew, and regular dental cleaning and survey dental X-rays provided by your veterinary care team.

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Contact us today to book an appointment for any of our veterinary services.