Black River Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer dental services for our clients. Dental disease is one of the most overlooked disease in pets even though it is very prevalent and dangerous. If left untreated, the disease can travel through the bloodstream. This causes many problems, including heart, liver, and kidney disease.
The worst part of dental disease is its prevalence. It is thought that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats more than three years old are affected by the disease. The number is astonishing, considering how many pets are well taken care of!
Dental disease is so prevalent because owners still are not informed about how important good dental care is. There are many things you can do to prevent and treat dental disease. The best way to prevent the disease is to brush your pet’s teeth. There are also dental chews and other dental things available on the market. However, many owners simply don’t know enough to make sure they are caring for their pet’s teeth the way they should.