Pet Dental Care

Because they can’t do it themselves, your pets depend on your help for healthy dental health!

Hart Animal Clinic
What makes dental care so crucial? According to recent studies, signs of oral disease are present in 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult canines. In fact, the majority of pet owners are unaware that their pet has dental problems by three years of age. Indications that your pet’s teeth could need veterinary care include bad breath, plaque buildup, frequent drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite.

Regular dental checkups for dogs and cats are just as vital as they are for you. The general health of your pet is closely related to how they feel in their mouth. Dental disease can lead to infection throughout the body, heart disease, kidney or liver disease and pain. Please get in touch with our staff if your pet has any of these symptoms. Routine oral care has been shown to increase the life span of dogs or cats by as much as 2-3 years. If your pet is exhibiting any clinical signs or you would like us to evaluate your pet’s current oral health, please contact our office for an appointment.

We take great pride in having the most modern dental imaging technology at Hart Animal Clinic to address dental disease. This makes it possible for us to diagnose problems that we otherwise would not be able to detect since 60% of the tooth is below the gum line. Thanks to dental imaging or x-rays, we can frequently spot hidden abscesses, fractured teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more. The problematic tooth or root can then be surgically extracted or the abscess can be thoroughly cleaned and flushed. Contact us to arrange a dental examination!