Oral hygiene is key for your animal’s overall health. Did you know that, if left untreated, an abscessed tooth or gingivitis can lead to more serious health problems. At Hôpital vétérinaire de Chambly, we believe that prevention and daily brushing are the best ways of fighting oral disease and tooth decay.
What kinds of diseases and problems can affect an animal’s oral health?
Cats and dogs can experience various kinds of dental disease, and other problems. The most common ones are tartar, gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth resorption, tooth fracture and tooth abscesses.
How can I help ensure my pet’s dental health?
An effective dental hygiene routine starts with daily brushing. This might seem daunting, but specially designed toothbrushes and toothpastes for cats and dogs actually make it quite easy. Your pet might even look forward to its meat-flavoured toothpaste every night! Other than tooth brushing, you can give your dog special treats designed to reduce tartar buildup.
Our veterinarians will always carefully examine your pet’s mouth to make sure everything is okay in terms of oral health. They might make dental hygiene recommendations for your cat or dog, or advise professional scaling if there is significant tartar buildup.