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Pet Dental Care

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health.

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Pet Dental Care

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Dental care is vital to the overall health of any animal. Dental disease leads to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population in Griffin, GA.

In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pet’s health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.

Dental Cleanings

The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.

If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us today to learn more and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.

 

Dental Extractions

Pet dental extractions are a frequent procedure at Memorial Drive Veterinary Clinic. The most common reason for an extraction is periodontal disease. This is a disease of the gums that can lead to tooth loss. Other reasons for extractions include crowding, broken teeth, and tumors. We take every precaution to ensure your pet is comfortable during the procedure. We use general anesthesia and pain medication to ensure your pet feels no pain. Pet dental extractions are a routine procedure at Memorial Drive Veterinary Clinic, and we are here to make sure your pet is comfortable and healthy.