Maintaining your pet’s health is our top priority and huge part of overall health is a healthy mouth. Dental care starts at home with dental chews and brushing as soon as you bring them home for the first time. Just like people, even brushing isn’t enough and regular dental cleanings increase your pet’s lifespan!
Dental disease is linked to kidney failure and heart disease in both dogs and cats! These life-threatening conditions are more likely in pets who don’t receive regular dental care.
We have two great options for regular dental cleanings here at Aztec Animal Hospital. Our highly trained staff offers full dental cleanings, including dental x-rays and advanced dental procedures during an anesthetic cleaning. This is the best way to ensure that your pet’s teeth are healthy.
For young pets with mild dental disease and older pets where anesthesia isn’t the best option, we offer non-anesthetic cleanings. The team we utilize has more than 20 years experience with these cleanings and they do a beautiful job!
We’re happy to discuss the pros and cons of each with you at your appointment.
Some Signs of Dental Disease:
- Bad breath
- Tartar build-up
- Red, swollen gums
- Reluctance to play with toys
- Difficulty eating hard food or treats