Dental Care for Dogs
Periodontal disease is one of the biggest diseases affecting our pets today. By 3 years of age, 80% of dogs and cats will already have signs of periodontal disease! At Acadia Veterinary Hospital, we are fully equipped to take care of all your pet’s oral health needs. Please give us a call anytime to schedule a dental exam for your pet, it can make such a difference in their lives!
What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?
We offer a large selection of dental diets and treats, as well as water additives and toothpaste. We also offer demonstrations and tips to help you get started with brushing your dog or cat’s teeth. In addition, we perform a complete comprehensive oral examination and dental prophy (scale and polish) under general anesthesia. We are fully equipped with ultrasonic scaling, polishing and digital dental x-rays, which allows us to fully examine your pet’s teeth above and below the gumline.
How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?
Ideally, every animal should have their teeth brushed once a day, but even several times a week is better than nothing! Here at Acadia, we can give you tips on how to get started and make this a more enjoyable experience for your pet.
Why is oral and dental health important?
Dental disease puts your pet at risk for serious heart, liver and kidney diseases. Bacteria often enter the blood stream from dental infections and can cause permanent damage to these organs. Pets are now living much longer and healthier lives, thanks to advances in veterinary dentistry.