Many pet owners are surprised to learn that dental care is as important for our pet friends as it is for humans. Liberty Vet Pets Animal Hospital in Philadelphia is committed not only to providing top-notch pet dental care, but also to educating pet owners about the importance of regular veterinarian teeth cleaning for their pets. These are just a few of the reasons why routine dental care for pets needs to be a priority for pet owners.
Helps to Avoid the Need for a Tooth Extraction
Not only is a tooth extraction painful for humans, but it is also painful for our canine and feline companions. The need to extract one tooth often means the surrounding teeth are suffering from infection, plaque, decay, and, quite possibly, the need for further extractions.
It can become a chain reaction for your pet that makes it difficult for your pet to get adequate nutrition or enjoy its best health. Proper, lifelong dental care for your pets can help you avoid the need for painful extractions and the long-term effects they can generate.
Extends Pet Health and Well-being
The upside of good dental health for pets is that they’ll avoid preventable gum infections, gum disease, and the other conditions that can arise due to poor oral health for pets. This includes things like organ damage, especially to the heart, chronic inflammation, and tenderness when eating that may lead to malnutrition for your pet.
Our pets don’t come to us and complain about their dental health. In most cases, you may never know your pet is experiencing pain at all. Pets are quite adept at hiding pain from their humans. It is up to you, as your pets' advocate, to have their teeth examined and engage in routine cleaning as part of your pets' dental care regimen.
How Can Pet Teeth Cleaning from Your Veterinarian Help?
When choosing a veterinary clinic or animal hospital for your pet, make sure it is one that is equipped to deal with your pets' dental care needs too. Otherwise, you may find yourself in need of an additional clinic to meet those needs for your pets.
Liberty Vet Pets is dedicated to helping Philadelphia area pets get superior oral health care in addition to the many other services we offer pets and their owners. Call us today at 888.458.8587 to learn more about the many animal health care and preventative vet services we offer as well as our pet dental care services.