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Importance of Dental Care

It is important not to underestimate the importance of pet dental care. Dogs and cats are prone to dental disease and issues that can cause a variety of health problems. At All Creatures Hospital, serving Del Mar and Carmel Valley and the surrounding areas, our veterinarian provides a range of pet dental services to ensure that your animal stays healthy. We will guide you on how to care for your pet’s teeth at home, too.

Pet Dental Care

Proper pet dental care is key in preventing pain and premature tooth loss, which can both greatly impact your pet’s quality of life. Infection may impact appetite, and some pets with dental health issues lose weight. Some other reasons to take care of your pet’s teeth are:

  • To prevent halitosis, or bad breath.
  • To maintain gum health and prevent the pain of dental disease.
  • To avoid the risk of bacteria from tooth decay, which can travel through the bloodstream to organs throughout the body.

Most dogs develop dental disease by age 3. Reduce this prevalent risk with regular cleanings and scheduled vet visits.

Pet Treats

Aside from routine checkups and teeth cleanings from our veterinarian, there are several other steps you can take to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. One way of doing this is to give your pet dental treats. These help by removing food particles, plaque, and tartar from your pet’s teeth. This is particularly important for pets that are not cooperative with daily brushing.

Make sure that you only buy and offer treats that are approved by our veterinarian. We will give you other tips and guide you on how to brush your pet’s teeth at home.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Carmel Valley, CA for Pet Dental Care

Just like humans, dogs and cats need annual dental cleanings. It is vital to keep a watch over your pet’s oral health. At All Creatures Hospital, serving Del Mar and Carmel Valley and the local communities, our veterinarian will keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. We are happy to answer any questions you have about pet dental health.
Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more. (858) 481-7992

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