Preventing Periodontal Disease

Pets are like family and caring for them should be a top priority. Since your pet cannot care for or brush their own teeth, it is your responsibility as a pet owner to care for their teeth to prevent periodontal disease and to make sure their teeth are healthy and clean.  Animal Hospital of Sullivan County serves the Ferndale, Monticello, Liberty, and Sullivan County areas to help make sure that cats, dogs, and other pets have teeth that are clean and healthy. 


How to Prevent Periodontal Disease?

The first step to prevent dental disease is to help make sure that your pets have clean teeth. This means making sure that they are eating the right foods like dry food or harder food that helps to remove dirt and build-up from the teeth. You may also want to get teeth treats that help to clean the surface of the teeth and remove any tartar build-up that might be on the teeth.

If you are trying to take care of teeth at home you can also brush your pet’s teeth every few days to help make sure that there is no build-up and that the teeth stay clean and free of grime that might cause disease or decay. If you are doing these things at home you can help prevent some measure of periodontal disease and you can help keep your pet’s teeth clean.

Your Pet’s Teeth and the Vet

If you are doing all the things mentioned above at home, you also need to take your pet to the vet to help make sure that their teeth are getting the proper attention. You should be getting your pet's teeth cleaned at the vet at least once a year to help make sure that they are clean. You also need to make sure that if you notice that there is anything wrong with your pets’ teeth that you do take them to the vet as soon as possible so that they can get their teeth taken care of.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Your veterinary professional or veterinarian is going to be able to take care of things like gum swelling and gum bleeding, they can also remove teeth that are damaged and that need to be repaired. They can help to treat infection in the teeth and gums as well to make sure that your pet is not going to have to deal with the pain that is associated with periodontal disease. Your pet’s teeth are important not only for the health of their mouth but also for heart health and for preventing disease and infection that can make your pet feel sickly. You can call Animal Hospital of Sullivan County at 845-292-6711 to schedule an appointment today!

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