Did you know that, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by the age of three? This highlights a very scary truth about poor dental health and pets – a lack of dental care can significantly impact your pet’s quality of life and could even shorten it.
At advanced stages, dental disease can make eating difficult due to mouth pain. Keeping up with the cleanliness of your pet’s mouth and their overall dental health can prevent years of discomfort and lost teeth. As a rule of thumb, we recommend you get your pet’s teeth checked and cleaned once a year.
Proper dental care requires general anesthesia and full mouth radiographs to assess the health of your pet’s teeth and jaw bones. If it’s been a year since your pet’s last dental exam or cleaning, give us a call at (301) 330-2200 today. We’ll turn your pet’s frown upside down!