Dental care is one of the most neglected aspects of animal health care, yet taking care of dental needs is one of the most important things you can do for the overall health of your pet. At Miller Animal Hospital, annual dental exams and cleaning are encouraged because this preventive care can increase the life span of your pet tremendously.
Dental disease begins with bacteria in the mouth. Without brushing or professional cleaning, the bacteria will harden and form plaque. Long-term neglect of the teeth can lead to tooth and gum decay, leading to pain and difficulty eating. The constant swallowing of these bacteria can damage the liver, kidneys, and heart.
Following the exam and removal of harmful plaque, Dr. Miller will formulate a home care plan specific to your pet’s needs. This plan may consist of daily tooth brushing, a dental formulated diet, dental sealants, water additives, or treats.
Schedule a dental examination and cleaning with one of our friendly staff members today!