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Why Is Dental Hygiene Important for Pets?

When most people think about dental hygiene, they think about taking care of their own teeth. They rarely think about pet dental care. There are many reasons why pet owners need to provide dental care at home and have their furry friend checked by a veterinarian once per year. If you live in or around Chadds Ford or Greenville and it has been a while since your cat or dog has received a dental cleaning, contact our veterinarians Brandywine Veterinary Hospital to schedule an appointment.

Dental Hygiene Prevents Tooth Loss

Tooth loss may not feel like a big deal to a human who can have a crown placed, but it is a big deal for an animal. Our veterinarians will recommend cleaning your pet's teeth to prevent tooth loss and difficulty eating.

Preventing Gum Disease

Periodontal disease leads to an infection of the gums. This can be incredibly painful for your pet, and it may require a tooth extraction to prevent other health conditions, including organ damage.

Preventing Pain

When your pet has healthy teeth and gums, it is less likely to experience pain. You can reduce inflammation and pain so that your pet can live a healthy and happy life.

Avoid Expensive Vet Bills

When you take care of your pet's teeth, you are less likely to spend more money on dental care in the future. Your pet will undergo fewer surgeries, which are more expensive than preventative measures that you can take today.

Book a Dental Hygiene Appointment at Brandywine Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Gray and Dr. Greene at Brandywine Veterinary Hospital provide quality veterinary care for pets in and around Chadds Ford and Greenville. Is your pet overdue for a dental hygiene visit? Call our Chadds Ford office today at (610) 459-0500 or our Greenville office at (302) 476-8779 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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