Just like us, our pets build up plaque and tartar on their teeth which should be routinely removed. Unfortunately, they cannot brush their teeth like we do, making dental care a vital part of your pet's overall health and wellness needs.
Dental disease does not only affect the teeth, but can also cause underlying issues within the heart, liver, and kidneys. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at Heartland Veterinary Health Center, including the area beneath the gums that you can't see or access at home.
Some pets may require tooth extractions. If the need should arise, our doctors are well versed in performing these extractions. Your pet will also receive a full dental cleaning during the procedure.
If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us at (785) 364-4495 today to learn more and schedule your pet's dental cleaning.