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  • Dog Dental Health

    The Importance of Dog Dental Care: Advice from the Trusted Vets of Simi Valley

    Most people take their dental care very seriously and dedicate time daily to take care of their mouth. We all know that we will face decay, bad breath, and pain if we do not take care of our teeth. However, many people do not think about their dog’s dental care. Pets will face the same issues if they do not receive routine dental care to keep them healthy.

    We are sure you do not want to cause your dog unnecessary pain or suffering, so we’ve put together some information on why taking care of your dog’s dental care is so important. It could be a matter of life or death in serious cases.

    The Importance of Dog Dental Care

    There are a few symptoms that dogs face due to not receiving proper dental hygiene. Some routine care will take care of the following symptoms:

    • Bad Breath: Just like people, dogs get bad breath from having poor dental hygiene. Over time, bacteria grow in your dog’s mouth, causing bad breath. If your dog’s teeth are not brushed, plaque will form on their teeth and, after some time, will harden into tartar. After it forms into tartar, your dog will need professional care to remove the tartar and plaque.
    • Infection: If tartar is left on your dog’s teeth for a long period of time, their gums will become inflamed, and they may get a gum infection. This could lead to sickness, gingivitis, teeth decay, and gum disease.
    • Tooth Loss: After a period of time and decay, your dog’s teeth may start falling out. Not only will this cause your dog pain, but it will make it difficult for them to chew their food and may make playing painful. Again, brushing your dog’s teeth is an essential step in keeping their teeth healthy.
    • Mouth Pain: Gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and gingivitis will cause your dog to be in pain. If they experience tooth pain, they may become moody, not want to eat, or may not want to play. It is essential to look out for the signs of pain.
    • Internal Organ Damage: If plaque is not taken care of properly, it can enter your dog’s bloodstream and could damage their other organs. A process called bacteremia occurs where the plaque travels to organs such as the liver, kidneys, or heart and makes your dog sick.

    As a responsible pet owner, you should take your dog’s dental health seriously. Not taking care of their dental health properly will cause them unnecessary pain, smelly breath, and possible organ damage. The good news is that it is not too late to take care of your dog’s dental health.

    By visiting us at Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital, we can quickly diagnose your dog’s dental health and quickly take care of any issues found. We offer complete dental care for your dog to include:

    • exams
    • cleanings
    • polishing
    • fluoride treatments
    • minor surgery
    • root canals
    • comprehensive pain treatment

    Our complete dental care program will not only improve the longevity of your dog’s life but will ensure their comfort. Please do not overlook your dog’s dental health and see us today.

    Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital & Emergency Provides the Best Animal Care in Simi Valley

    Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital & Emergency cares about Dog Dental Carethe health and wellbeing of all animals. We are dedicated to providing the best care possible to our patients and their families. Our veterinary clinic has been serving Simi Valley, CA, for over 19 years, and we service Ventura County and the surrounding areas of Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, and Chatsworth.

    We utilize the latest tools & technology with our state of the art facility to ensure your pets get the best care possible. Our goal is to provide affordable care for your pet to keep them healthy. Besides dog dental care, we offer:

    Our wide range of services can treat any kind of pet. We offer at-home, walk-in, drop-off, and standard appointments. Pets are more than just animals, they are family, and we strive to give you the best service possible during normal working hours or after hours for emergencies. Call us today to speak to our friendly staff.

    posted on September 2, 2021 at 10:53 am by Doctor Ron