Did you know that one of the most important things you can do for the overall health and longevity of your pet is regular dental care? According to the American Veterinary Dental College, most pets have begun to exhibit signs of periodontal disease by three years of age without routine dental care. Charleston Mobile Animal Care serves the veterinary dental needs of the pets in the Charleston, Sullivan's Island, and Mount Pleasant areas of South Carolina, and they will bring this same level of compassion and experience to your constant companion.
How does periodontal disease begin in pets?
Just like people, oral disease in pets begins when bacteria in the mouth begin to harden and form plaque which adheres to the teeth. Without regular dental care, the plaque will continue to expand and harden into a substance known as tartar, which is especially difficult to remove. Without treatment, these hardened bacteria begin to cause damage to the teeth, gums, and ultimately internal organs including the liver, kidneys, and heart.
What are the signs that my pet may be suffering from dental hygiene issues?
Dogs and cats will often display signs of dental disease differently from pet to pet, and some may show no outward sign of pain. Some of the more common indications of pain due to periodontal issues include:
If your pet exhibits any of these signs, please contact our clinic right away to schedule a dental examination.
Whether you have a puppy or kitten, or an older pet that has never previously had dental care, Dr. Kellie Horton will perform an initial examination, clean and polish their teeth, and make extractions if necessary. Regardless of the current age or oral condition of your precious pet, we are ready to help at Charleston Mobile Animal Care. Please call one of our caring team members today to schedule an appointment.