Pet dental care refers to monitoring the cleanliness of your pet's teeth regularly. Dental hygiene, like any other form of cleanliness, is vital. It could lead to complications if left unchecked for a long time. One of the best ways to monitor your pet's dental health is by checking on them regularly and scheduling professional pet dental cleanings. The more frequent the visits, the better!
Why is pet dental care essential for your pet?
The teeth structures are composed of the gums and nerves that ensure nutrients reach the tooth for nourishment. When your pets' teeth are not regularly checked, the accumulation of bacteria leads to damage to the teeth-forming components. With time the gums get infected, and teeth start falling out. Good dental hygiene, however, allows you as a pet owner to observe these complications early to prevent tooth loss.
As a pet owner, you probably have experienced times when your pet is uncomfortable and unsettled, especially if the complication is health-related. When pet dental care is unchecked, your pet could develop inflammations that can make it difficult for it even to eat.
Just like human beings, your pets also need to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Good dental care ensures your pet can eat all meals to stay healthy. Good dental care can help your pet avoid malnutrition and maintain good health.
Regularly monitoring your pet's dental care helps ensure they have fresh breath. Pets generally have bad breath. An exaggerated lousy breath from your pet could indicate that it needs to be monitored and checked.
It is easier to treat and manage a disease when discovered early. A regular dental checkup for your pet can help you identify existing and developing complications in your pet.
Plaque forms on your pet's teeth if they go for an extended period without getting brushed. Plaque caused by an accumulation of tartar can lead to complications if left unchecked for a long time.
An excessive accumulation of plaque can seep into the bloodstream and cause organ failure and complications. Some difficulties include acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock, among others.
Poor dental health leads to extensive pain, especially from periodontal and gingivitis diseases. The pain equates to that of a toothache, so it is advisable to brush often. What you need to be on the lookout for, is if your pet is experiencing dental disease, broken teeth, avoiding eating or drinking, constant distress and pain, and bleeding gums.
For more information on pet dental care, visit Animal Hospital of Whitfield County at our office in Dalton, Georgia. Call (706) 226 3710 to schedule an appointment today.