Brushing Up on Pet Dental Care
The gateway to your pet’s health is their mouth. At Wrigleyville Veterinary Center, we strive to educate and guide our clients in providing routine dental care for their pets. Like us, our pets need clean teeth and gums to avoid painful oral infections, tooth loss, and dental disease. If these conditions develop, they can create a domino effect of other health problems and diminish your pet’s quality of life.
Your Pet’s Bad Breath is Hiding a Bigger Problem
Does your pet’s breath make you wrinkle your nose? Bad breath can signify the onset of dental disease and should be addressed quickly. Dental disease is one of the most common clinical conditions affecting dogs and cats today. While it may not seem as serious as heart disease or kidney failure, untreated dental disease can in fact lead to disease of the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Without proper dental care, food will continue to build up on your pet’s teeth. This leads to the formation of plaque and tartar, which can spread below the gum line and release harmful bacteria. The resulting infection creates deep pockets around the teeth and can cause tooth loss.