Top-Quality Dental Care in Raleigh, NC for Your Pet’s Health
At Care First Animal Hospital, we think of everything when it comes to pet health care and do whatever we can to keep your pet feeling its best long term. Our dental care in Raleigh, NC and throughout the Triangle is no exception. Serving your pets through years of experience, our veterinarians are also dentists for your dog, cat or other animal.
Your Pet & Periodontal Disease
Sometimes pet owners aren’t aware of how important Raleigh pet dental care is for your pet’s health. Did you know that about 72% of pet health problems are caused by bacteria buildup on the teeth? When that’s combined with plaque, it’s understandable why the risk of health problems increases as your pet ages.
You might also be surprised to learn that 85% of all dogs and cats have periodontal disease. How exactly does this happen? Bacteria from the teeth enter the bloodstream at the gumline and compromise the immune system, as well as damage the kidneys, liver and heart valves. Short-term effects can include lethargy and listlessness, similar to how we feel with the flu. Owners often mistake this for their pet’s natural aging process and slowing down.
Many times, our clients tell us that their pet is acting their age once again after their annual teeth cleaning. By getting rid of the bacteria, our Raleigh pet dentists eliminate the symptoms and poor health, as well!
Prevent Dental Diseases with Cat & Dog Teeth Cleanings in Raleigh & Beyond
We understand that you want to do everything you can to maintain your pet’s health, and dental care is a great place to start. Proper preventative pet dental care includes brushing your pet’s teeth daily and scheduling an annual pet teeth cleaning at a nearby Care First location. Dogs and cats can actually enjoy the attention and the way it feels to have their gums and teeth massaged.
Starting your pet early on pet health habits can make a big difference in their overall health, including reducing the risk for painful, costly and potentially fatal health problems. Come to Care First for a pet dental cleaning in Raleigh or a surrounding area today. For more information on pet dental health, feel free to contact us, watch our video or download our our pet dental care guide.