Preventing Dental Disease with Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Roanoke, VA
Your pet’s dental health is a huge contributor to their overall wellbeing. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some stage of periodontal disease by the time they are three years old. At our animal hospital, our emphasis on cat and dog teeth cleaning aims to change that for the pets of Roanoke, Salem, and the surrounding communities. Our veterinarians and LVTs perform comprehensive dental care to reverse the effects of dental disease.
Start your pet on the path to a healthier mouth by calling us at (540) 562-4596 or make an appointment online.
Pet Periodontal Disease
Periodontal (dental) disease is an infection of your pet’s teeth and gums due to excessive tartar buildup. Every time your pet eats, some amount of the food particles remain on the teeth as plaque which contains bacteria. Once that plaque hardens, it becomes tartar and causes discoloration on the teeth. The bacteria begin to have a field day, and without any preventive measures to break down tartar, the bacteria will soon cause infection below the gumline. With no treatment, the bacteria could even pass into your pet’s bloodstream and damage internal organs.
We’re determined to never let periodontal disease advance that far!