Chew on This: Dental Treats for Pets

Your pet’s dental care is an important part of their health. We know that many pets suffer from some type of dental disease by the age of three and that, untreated, dental disease can lead to pain, tooth loss, infection, and even systemic health problems.

Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center is a big advocate for good dental care for our patients, but the burden doesn’t fall solely on our shoulders. Home dental care is paramount to success, and for many of our clients that involves dental treats for pets. 

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Chin Up: Home Pet Dental Care You Can Smile About

The field of veterinary dentistry has made enormous strides in recent years, and the addition of exams and professional cleanings can add vitality to your pet’s overall wellness. A critical piece of the puzzle, however, is routine maintenance between cleanings. Most owners know a bit about at-home pet dental care, but Fluffy needs more than just a dental chew here and there.

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Ignoring plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth can lead to significant health problems, including inflammation, infection, and eventual tooth decay and loss.

An initial indicator of dental disease is the smell of your pet’s breath. Since the majority of cats and dogs over the age of two have dental disease in one form or another, it’s important not to let this slide. Poor oral health can have surprising effects on the health of your pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys.

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