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Why Dental Hygiene Is Important for Pets

Why Dental Hygiene Is Important for Pets

Oral care is an essential aspect of your pet’s overall health. Through regular dental care, your pet can avoid dental problems with his teeth and gums. At Akaal Pet Hospital in Citrus Heights, we offer annual pet dental exams and cleanings to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. Here are a few good reasons why dental hygiene is so important to your kit or pup.

Prevention of Dental Problems and Gum Disease

When it comes to pet dental care, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Through regular dental care, our veterinarian can catch dental issues early on before they escalate into major problems that require extensive treatment. Oral care can even prevent dental problems from occurring in the first place, to avoid pain and suffering for your kit or pup.

At Akaal Pet Hospital, we recommend your pet have his teeth checked and cleaned annually to maintain good oral health. Regular dental care can protect your pet from dental issues like bad breath, discolored or loose teeth, bleeding gums, abscesses, and periodontal disease.

Protection of Overall Health

Periodontal disease is quite common in dogs and cats. Left untreated, it can weaken your pet’s gums and teeth, leading to tooth loss. The disease can also enter your pet’s bloodstream and damage his kidneys, liver, and heart. Annual dental cleaning can eliminate tartar buildup and bacteria that lead to gum disease, so you can preserve your pet's teeth. Healthy teeth enable your pet to get the nourishment he needs to stay healthy and strong.      

See Your Citrus Heights Veterinarian for Quality Dental Care

The best way to protect your pet’s teeth is to make oral health a priority in his life. Quality dental care from Akaal Pet Hospital in Citrus Heights will accomplish this goal. To schedule a dental exam for your furry friend, call 916-729-7779 today.

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