Dental disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in both dogs and cats, and good dental care is an important aspect of your dog and cat’s health care routine. Regularly brushing your pet’s teeth and bringing them to us for regular dental exams and professional cleaning/evaluation procedures when needed will help keep your pet healthy and pain free. Just like humans, without dental care, bacteria and plaque builds up on your pet’s teeth, hardening into tartar, causing gingivitis, receding gums, tooth loss and mouth pain. Worse, untreated dental disease can lead to potential infection of other organ systems.
Both dogs and cats need regular home, and professional preventative dental care.
The doctors and registered technicians at Creature Comforts have received comprehensive, advanced-level training from specialists in the field of veterinary dentistry. Dr. Bater is an active member of the American Veterinary Dentistry Society.
Brushing your pet’s teeth every day can help reduce or eliminate plaque buildup. Plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria, will progress to periodontal disease, which is characterized by pockets of chronic , severe infection and oral pain. Left untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the tooth and possibly lead to bone loss. The infection under the gum line can also spread to the liver, kidneys and heart. We have techniques and suggestions on how to best brush your cat and dog’s teeth at home. Ask us for more information during your pet’s next preventative care exam or give us a call.
Please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians if your dog or cat is exhibiting any of these signs of dental diseases: