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Have your pet’s teeth examined at least once a year
The oral care and health of pets if often overlooked by owners. Just like humans, cats and dogs have teeth that reveal a lot about their overall health. If you do not provide proper hygienic care for your pet’s teeth, you will end up increasing their risk of disease. Teeth that are not cleaned regularly will buildup in plaque. When this happens, they deteriorate and permanent teeth may even fall out. This can cause your pet a great deal of pain and you may not even realize it’s happening.
At home, you should be aiming to brush your cat or dog’s teeth a minimum of 3 times a week or once daily, which is exemplary. By regularly brushing your pet’s teeth yourself, you will be more aware of, therefore be able to act sooner if you notice any changes or concerns in their oral health. If you do happen to find something that is concerning to you, you should bring your animal to the pet dentist as soon as you can.
Pet Dentists in Buffalo, NY
Dr. Souza, Dr. Reynders and Dr. Carrig are all every experienced in pet dentistry at McClelland Animal Hospital in Buffalo. If it’s been a while since your pet has had a dental exam or you think they may be experiencing pain or discomfort in their mouth, don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We will make time to see them promptly so that we can address any potential dental issues immediately.