At Almonte Veterinary Services, we promote Dental Health Month throughout the entire Year!
Just like humans, pets need dental care too. Young animals should have their teeth assessed for signs of bite problems (malocclusions), extra and missing teeth.
Starting dental care at a young age, helps get your pet and family into good habits to prevent dental disease before it occurs.
Our recommendations for dental care includes:
- Brushing teeth daily
- Dental diets with the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) Seal of approval to adults to help reduce plaque and tartar buildup
- Regular dental examinations and treatments by our veterinarians
***Untreated dental disease can contribute to oral pain, tooth loss, jaw damage, heart, kidney and even liver disease! ***
- During annual health examination, we perform dental check- ups to assess your pet’s teeth and gums for early signs of disease.
- To help with care at home, we have education packages available, and samples of a variety of products to ensure the health of your pets teeth. If you have any questions on brushing or other at home care, our technicians are ready to help you with tricks to make the job easier.
- A Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) under general anesthetic, should be performed, regularly, which involves: Dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar build up from the teeth and under the gums, where brushing can’t reach. During this procedure, should signs of dental disease be noted, dental surgery, extractions, and gingival treatments to remove any disease and bacteria from your pet’s mouth will also be completed.