Pet Dental Care Can Improve Your Animal’s Health
At Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, our goal is to make sure that every pet is well taken care of. To that end, we not only treat pet health problems, but also prevent them from arising in the first place. One of the most common issues our veterinarian deal with is improper cleaning of the pet’s teeth. Unfortunately, dogs and cats are unable to brush and floss their teeth the same way people do. If your pet’s oral health is not taking care of, it could lead to broken teeth, plaque buildup, periodontal disease, toothache, or stomatitis. Therefore, you must provide essential dental care for your furry animal. Below is more information on how to keep your animal’s mouth in good health.
How You Can Keep Your Pet’s Mouth Healthy
While a trained veterinarian can make sure an animal’s mouth is healthy, maintaining it is the responsibility of a pet owner. Here are some ways you can help your pet:
- Schedule Regular Dental Exams at an Animal Hospital: These exams are vital because a veterinarian can alert you of issues developing your pets’ mouth and make recommendations for maintaining his oral health.
- Dental Treats: There are plenty of dental treats that are designed to control plaque accumulation in the teeth.
- Dental Diets: Many manufacturers make products that are designed to slow calculus formation and plaque in a pet’s teeth. Look for the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) seal on these products, or ask our vet about it.
- Daily Brushing: Regular brushing of the teeth and gums helps remove any plaque buildup, preventing gum disease.
If you have a difficult time brushing your pet’s teeth, or his teeth have plaque accumulation, make an appointment at our animal hospital for a dental cleaning.
Quality Pet Care At Ferreira Animal Hospital
At Ferreira Animal Hospital, we place the needs of your pet first. Our team is highly trained and has all the tools necessary to make sure that your pet's mouth is kept clean. We know that pet care is critical for your animal’s health, so trust us to make sure your pet stays in optimal health. If you would like to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call our veterinary team at (786) 275-4629.