How clean are your pet’s teeth? How about their breath? When your companion comes in close for a snuggle or a wet slobbery kiss, do you have to turn away? Believe it or not, this is more common than not and, contrary to popular belief, it’s not something you simply have to live with as a pet owner. In fact, if you’re not making a commitment to regular dental care, chances are your companion is suffering from some type of oral health problem, whether it’s simply bad breath or something more serious, like dental disease.

Without the proper care, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and below the gums, inviting bacteria to develop, which can eventually cause systemic problems throughout the entire body. Dental disease can spread infection and possibly lead to disease of the heart, liver and kidneys. Even more alarming is the fact that the majority of adult dogs and cats over the age of three have already begun to develop the early signs of this dangerous condition.

The good news is you can prevent all of this, simply by brushing your pet’s teeth regularly and bringing them in for dental exams every six months. Perimeter Veterinary Center offers both preventative and advanced pet dentistry services to help your pet beat the odds and keep them smiling pretty for years to come. From routine cleanings and polishings to more complex procedures, such as tooth extractions and minor oral surgery, we’re prepared to provide your pet with a lifetime of good oral health.

What’s more, in addition to our professional pet dentistry services, we’ll also work closely with you to help provide you with the education, tools and techniques necessary to maintain your pet’s healthy teeth and gums at home, in between veterinary visits. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will gladly show you demonstrations and provide advice on home brushing and CET dental products and chews that you can try that will support your pet’s oral health.

You want your pet to live a long, healthy life. Don’t neglect their dental health. Together we’ll work hard to help keep your pet’s mouth healthy and clean for life!