Your Dog’s Oral Health
Your dog’s dental health plays a significant role in his overall wellness. If your dog is suffering from poor oral health, it is possible for those issues to manifest themselves in other parts of the body.
Yes! Dogs, like humans, need regular dental care. Dogs can experience plaque and tartar build-up, just like their owners. Without regular cleanings, dogs can suffer from gingivitis, periodontitis, gingivostomatitis, cracked teeth, and even oral cancers,
Poor dental care in your dog doesn’t just affect his mouth. Neglecting to provide proper oral care for your dog can cause significant problems elsewhere in the body: The toxins and bacteria from an infection in the mouth can easily spread to the kidneys, liver, brain, and other organs.
It is recommended that your dog undergo teeth cleaning in Albuquerque once per year, and depending on the dog, sometimes more often. If you notice plaque build-up, inflammation, cracks or chips in your dog’s teeth, exceedingly bad breath, or signs of an injury, make an appointment with your veterinarian for a checkup.
Between teeth cleanings in Albuquerque, you can brush your dog’s teeth with a dog-specific toothbrush and toothpaste and provide treats specifically formulated to help keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy.
Neglecting your dog’s oral hygiene could result in a number of painful health issues. If your dog has developed a tumor, cracked a tooth, or has sustained another serious oral injury, let the highly trained surgeons at Petroglyph Animal Hospital ease their pain.