Dental Care for Dogs
Dental disease is one of the most common issues that we see in our clinic. Dental health in dogs is just as important as it is in people. Dogs can’t brush their teeth, so it falls to owners to take the lead in preventive dental care and address any dental health issues as they arise.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?
Our hospital offers a range of dental care services from dental assessment exams and advice on routine and preventive dental care to dental cleaning under general anesthetic, specialized dental x-rays and removal of affected teeth when required.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
Ideally, the teeth should be brushed every day. A minimum of every three days is required in order to be effective as plaque calcifies and turns into tartar after around 72 hours and cannot be removed by brushing. Any little bit is beneficial as it will help to prevent further tartar build-up; however, brushing daily should be the goal.
Why is oral and dental health important?
A dog doesn’t use its mouth to eat and drink alone. Dogs use their mouths to breathe, control their body temperature through panting, clean themselves, play and communicate with other animals and with us. An unhealthy, sore mouth can affect many aspects of a dog’s life.