For most people, pets are part of the family, and many refer to them as their fur babies. They know how important it is to take them to their veterinarian on a regular basis for shots and check ups, but they may not realize how vital it is to keep up with pet dental health as well.
Why Pet Dental is Important for Your Pet
According to the American Animal Hospital Association Dental disease is often present in pets as young as three years old and can lead to chronic pain. Much of this can be prevented or delayed by paying attention to your pet's dental health by brushing their teeth with pet toothpaste and offering dental chews. These precautions are not enough. Regardless of precautions periodontal disease in pets is extremely common.
Ultimately, it is important that your pet dental care regimen include your veterinarian as well. At Lone Tree Animal Care Center in Omaha, NE, we keep a close eye on your pet's dental health during their regular well pet visits and will help you keep track of your pet dental health.
Your Vet's Role in Your Pet's Dental Health
In most cases, pets should have a yearly pet dental exam. These appointments can look deeper into what is going on with your pet's dental and overall health. By having a dental appointment under sedation, your veterinarian can reach plaque and bacteria below the gum line that may dig deeper and affect vital organs such as the heart and kidneys.
We are careful to assure that your pet stays safe during any procedure that may be necessary from plaque removal to tooth extraction. In an instance where we need to look deeper into a dental issue, we have x rays available so we can identify the best course of action. We also make sure you have the information you need to take care of your pet afterwards and can prescribe any pain medication your pet may need to feel like themselves again. Some types of pet diets are especially geared toward dental health and we can let you know whether your pet needs any special considerations in order to thrive.
Call Lone Tree Animal Care Center Today
Lone Tree Animal Care Center in Omaha, NE is easy to get to whether you are in Winter's Quarters, Old Market, or the Blackstone District. If your pet is due for a pet dental appointment contact us at 402-389-3356 today.