The Importance of Pet Dental Care

The Importance of Pet Dental Care

As a pet owner, it is crucial that your cat or dog receives the necessary dental care to stay happy and healthy. At Arbor Ridge Pet Clinic in Fitchburg, WI, we provide dental exams and cleanings to relieve any discomforts your pet may be experiencing and improve its well-being. Before visiting us, learn more about the importance of pet dental care below:

Why Is Pet Dental Care Important?

Your pet’s oral health can sometimes be overlooked, however, this can lead to various problems. For instance, periodontal disease can occur in your pet as early as age three. Due to this, it is important to visit our veterinarian for regular check-ups. In addition to preventing dental diseases and infections, proper dental care can also prevent other health issues. Bacteria from untreated dental infections can enter the bloodstream and affect internal organs, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Signs of Dental Issues in Pets

Pets are notorious for being able to hide pain and discomfort. However, pet owners can be on the lookout for symptoms that may be a sign of a larger problem, such as the following:

•             Bleeding gums

•             Tooth loss

•             Bad breath

•             Loose, cracked, or broken teeth

•             Chewing on one side of the mouth

•             Loss of appetite

These issues listed are far less likely if you schedule regular cleanings with our veterinarian. During an exam, we can check for gingivitis and other serious issues. When it comes to a pet's dental health, prevention is key.

How to Maintain Your Pet’s Oral Health

There are some steps you can take to prevent dental problems in your pet. We recommend brushing your cat or dog’s teeth regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and pet-specific toothpaste. Not only that, but you can also provide your pet with chew toys or treatments that promote good oral hygiene.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If your pet needs a dental exam or a cleaning, contact Arbor Ridge Pet Clinic in Fitchburg, WI, at (608) 274-3880 today. We are happy to set you up with an appointment and tell you how to prepare for your visit. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!


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If we are not notified at least 24 hours prior to the appointment, there will be a missed exam fee that will be due prior to future services provided.  The fee will be for amount charged for the exam of the pet that was scheduled to be seen.