How Healthy Are Your Pet's Teeth?
Imagine never brushing your teeth. How would your teeth look? How would your mouth feel?
Studies show that 50% of all dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease. That number jumps to 75% when you look at pets over age three. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause infection, pain and tooth loss over time. It can also lead to microscopic changes in the heart, liver and kidneys and can cause serious health problems for your pet.
At Kitsap Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to our patients' dental health and implement the highest quality dental care. We take a comprehensive approach to dental care including dental health assessment, treatment and prevention. We have state of the art dental equipment including digital x-rays to help diagnose disease that is below the gum tissue and therefore not always visible to the eye.
We recommend an annual dental healthcare examination for all pets - make an appointment or call us.
For more information about dental care for your pet, including helpful documents on brushing your pet's teeth and dental diets, visit our Pet Dental Care
- Detailed Summary of Dog and Cat Comprehensive Oral Health Visits (PDF)
- AAHA dental care guidelines for dogs and cats
- FAQs about dental cleanings from the American Veterinary Dental College
- American Veterinary Dental College position statement on dental scaling without anesthesia
- Anesthesia free dentistry – know the facts from the American Veterinary Dental College
- How to brush your pet’s teeth video from the American Veterinary Medical Association
- Comparison of Anesthetic Dental cleanings to Non-Anesthetic Dental cleanings
- Avoid Non-Anesthetic Dentals