dog-ball-80720455-149x300Unfortunately, it is all too common for our clients to inform us that they didn’t notice a problem with their pet’s teeth in any way when we find evidence of periodontal disease in their pet.

Any time your pet comes in for a Wellness Examination at our practice, our veterinarians will perform at visual oral assessment and, make recommendations accordingly for your pet’s overall better health. However in order to fully assess oral health, general anesthesia is required and, full mouth digital dental radiographs may be necessary depending on the level of periodontal disease.

Dental home care is an important health management tool for your pet as well. The sooner you have your pet allow your fingers in their mouth to examine their oral cavity, allow you to remove foreign objects from their mouth, and consider daily/every other day oral care-the better! – – Take a moment to imagine what your mouth & teeth would feel like if we never brushed our teeth regularly or, never went to our dentist for a reasonably frequent reassessment of our oral health!

The American Veterinary Dental Society studies’ indicate that by the age of 3 years, more than 70% of cats & 80% of dogs have some form of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, while our pets do not show signs of obvious pain or discomfort (even in the face of serious periodontal disease); Periodontal Disease is one of the most frequently diagnosed health problems in pets!

Our staff will enjoy the opportunity to demonstrate & discuss oral health care management with you at every Wellness Evaluation – where we will discuss the options of; CET chews, water additives, & mouth rinses to improve your pet’s oral health!

One of the best ways you can manage both your pet’s overall nutrition & dental health at the same time is to feed a diet that contains the same tartar control enzymes that are found in our toothpastes.

Sunnyview Animal Care recommends products approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council whose products have been re-evaluated for actual dental care effect(s) for your pet!