Pet Dental Care
Many people remember to take their cat or dog to the veterinary office for a routine health check at least once a year. Unfortunately, pet dental care often falls by the wayside. The truth is, pet dental care is just as important for overall health as normal routine health checks. Finding a veterinary office, like Glastonbury Animal Hospital, can be tremendously important in keeping your cat or dog in optimum overall health.
Technically, any type of dental procedure for your cat or dog is considered a dental surgery. General anesthetic is necessary in order to keep both your pet and his veterinarian safe. Dental procedures can be scary for an animal, so anesthetic helps to keep your pet calm. During a normal dental surgery, a veterinarian will work to clean your pet's teeth, mouth, and gums. Clean gums can help prevent periodontal disease and gingivitis, both of which can spell dangerous problems for your pet if left untreated. This is also the perfect opportunity for a veterinarian to treat any damaged, broken, or abscessed teeth. Dental surgery can help prevent the spread of disease throughout an animal's mouth. Sometimes, if a tooth is badly damaged, it may be necessary to completely extract the tooth.
Importance of Ongoing Care
Cats and dogs rely on their teeth for everything ranging from eating, to vocalizing, to grabbing and moving objects. Having a healthy mouth, including teeth and gums, is vitally important for the overall health of your pet. If your cat or dog has open sores or wounds in his mouth, it can be a perfect site for dangerous bacteria to enter his body. Further, many dangerous diseases show their first symptoms in the mouth. With regular dental care appointments, a veterinarian may be able to spot the first signs of heart or kidney disease in your pet. Not only does ongoing dental care help protect your pet's teeth, but it can ensure they are in the best possible shape to live a long and healthy life.
At Glastonbury Animal Hospital, we care about pets. We understand that in order to keep your pet in the best health, it is important to have regular dental care. Our team is knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated to animal health. Located in Glastonbury, CT, we are here to help with any of your pet needs. To learn more about how we can help with your pet's dental care, or to simply schedule a routine wellness check, call our office today. Our team can be reached at 860-633-8394. We look forward to helping your pet live a long, happy, and healthy life.