February is Pet Dental Health Month!
By Dr. JEFF SPEICHER
“Some studies estimate that 70% of our dogs and cats have some degree of periodontal disease at 3 years of age.”
While most of our furry family members don’t worry about their smiles, we at Loch Haven Veterinary Hospital do!
Dental disease and periodontal disease is one of the most common problems that we see in our patients here. Some studies estimate that 70% of our dogs and cats have some degree of periodontal disease at 3 years of age. Dental and periodontal age can also increase the risk of developing heart problems or kidney problems.
Signs of dental disease in pets include bad breath and reluctance to eat. Dental problems can also be very painful
Periodontal disease is something that we can treat and help prevent. Most of our pets don’t enjoy having their teeth brushed, but it is an important part of their home oral care.
We also offer a range of dental services here at Loch Haven, including tooth cleaning and polishing, dental radiographs (that can show us what is going on below the gum line) and surgical extraction of diseased teeth if needed.
Please contact our office so that we can help you and your pet keep smiling and stay healthy!