Most pet owners know that ignoring their pet’s dental hygiene will likely result in bad breath and dirty teeth, but what most owners do not know is that it can also lead to the development of a host of other serious health problems that are seemingly unrelated to the mouth. For example, most owners do not know that poor oral health is associated with heart, kidney, and liver disease. How could that be when the mouth is so far away from these organs? Well, it has to do with blood which flows throughout the body. The mouth is rife with bacteria and the gums of poorly cared for mouths are often very delicate, sometimes bleeding with the mild trauma of eating or chewing on a toy. Once this barrier is breached, the bacteria can entire the bloodstream and infect other organs.
Pet owner might not be aware that poor dental health can compromise immunity, opening the door for a number of disease processes, decreasing longevity, and can make controlling diabetes more difficult. Runny eyes, chronic coughing, weight loss, general malaise, and anxiety may originate from poor dental health.
Take Action today and book a dental examination for your pet. As a minimum, using a dental rinse can prolong the health of the gums. If you train your pet to accept tooth brushing it helps immeasurably. And we are there for you to provide safe, thorough, professional anesthetized dental examination and cleaning when needed.