Why do our pets need dental services?
Did you know that 70-85% of animals over the age of two have some form of dental disease? This disease can have a major impact on your companion's vital organs, like the heart, liver and kidneys. Lunenburg Animal Hospital is dedicated in making sure your animals teeth do not hinder their health and comfort.
What causes dental disease?
Food materials, bacteria and saliva will back up and attach to the tooth's surface causing soft plaque to form, which can be removed easily. However, if left unattended, it will continue to build up and result in a hard/chalk substance. This buildup can cause the gums to become eroded, inflamed and infected. This neglect can cause the teeth to become loose or even fall out.
What can you do to prevent this from happening?
Routine dental exams, cleanings and at home brushing and dental chews can protect your pets teeth form dental disease.
Symptoms of dental disease:
Expectations from owner if pet is receiving a dental cleaning:
At home care after dental cleaning: