Dental health is an important aspect of a pet’s overall wellness, longevity, and comfort.
Increasingly, chronic dental disease is being recognized as an important contributor to the development of heart disease, kidney disease, and other health problems in pets. Healing Paws Veterinary Hospital partners with clients to ensure a lifetime of good pet oral health.
During regular health care visits, our veterinarians will provide a dental assessment. Since there can be no clinical signs of oral pain or disease, regular examination by a veterinarian is key.
If we spot signs of gingivitis, plaque and tartar buildup, or other problems during routine exams, we will recommend a through dental cleaning. Some cats and dogs are more prone to dental disease, but there are a number of steps you can take at home to prevent it and improve oral health. Daily brushing with a pet safe toothpaste, dental chews or treats and oral rinses are available to name a few.