Routine dental care is just as important as your pet’s annual wellness exam

As a responsible animal owner, you know that your canine or feline companion requires routine wellness care. What you may not know, though, is that routine dental care is just as important as your pet’s annual wellness exam. While it is often overlooked, dental care is, in fact, an important part of preventative healthcare for pets. Just like you and your children need to see your dentist regularly for cleanings and exams, your dog or cat needs professional dental care from a veterinarian.

At Happy Tails Animal Hospital, we provide pet dentistry in Marietta and the surrounding areas and would be more than happy to handle your companion’s dental needs.

Pet dentistry does much more than eliminate bad breath and give your dog or cat a healthy smile. Routine exams, cleanings, and other procedures have a positive impact on your pet’s overall health. When pets don’t receive adequate dental care, bacteria from the mouth can travel through the bloodstream to the heart, liver, and kidneys and cause serious damage. Keep in mind, too, that dental disease is one of the leading causes of early death in companion animals.

Without dental care, roughly 70% of pets have some type of dental disease by the time they reach three years of age. Once they surpass five years of age, 85% of pets have periodontal disease. Save your pet from becoming a statistic by keeping up with their dental care needs.