How can I prevent dental disease in dogs and cats?

Original Question: What can I do to prevent dental disease in dogs and cats? - Anonymous

How can I prevent dental disease in dogs and cats? Sep 26, 2020
  1. The first step is to have your pet’s teeth examined at a veterinary clinic in order to come up with a preliminary treatment plan, including home care product recommendations.
  2. The next thing to do is to schedule a professional dental cleaning. After dental X-rays are taken, a final treatment plan will be presented for your approval.
  3. Once your pet has recovered from surgery and finished any surgical treatments, you can begin daily home care using the products that were recommended.
  4. Wondering whether or not you should have your pet’s teeth checked at their annual visit? According to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), teeth should be professionally cleaned at the first sign of redness of the gums which is an indicator of gingivitis and is the only stage of gum disease that is reversible. Practicing preventative dentistry will not only improve oral health but may also reduce the amount of time your pet is under anesthesia. By getting patients a professional cleaning sooner along with daily home care will help to reduce the need for periodontal therapy and extraction of teeth. (Niemiec, 2019).

Jeanne Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

Summary
How can I prevent dental disease in dogs and cats?
Article Name
How can I prevent dental disease in dogs and cats?
Description
There are preventative measures that you can take at home and at your vet's that will drasticaly reduce the risk of dental disease in your dog or cat.
Author
Publisher Name
Healthcare for Pets
Publisher Logo

Disclaimer: healthcareforpets.com and its team of veterinarians and clinicians do not endorse any products, services, or recommended advice. All advice presented by our veterinarians, clinicians, tools, resources, etc is not meant to replace a regular physical exam and consultation with your primary veterinarian or other clinicians. We always encourage you to seek medical advice from your regular veterinarian.

Related Q&A

  • Is it okay if I don’t brush my dog or cat’s teeth and only do dental cleanings?
  • Answered by: Jeanne Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
  • Oct 17, 2020
  • Does my dog or cat have to be put under anesthesia for a teeth cleaning?
  • Answered by: Jeanne Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
  • Oct 11, 2020
  • How can I remove tartar or plaque from my dog or cat’s teeth naturally?
  • Answered by: Jeanne Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
  • Oct 10, 2020
  • Does apple cider vinegar remove tartar or plaque from my dog or cat’s teeth?
  • Answered by: Jeanne Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
  • Oct 4, 2020
  • Can I remove tartar and plaque from my dog or cat’s teeth at home?
  • Answered by: Jeanne Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
  • Oct 3, 2020
Question & AnswerQ&A
DON’T MISS OUT!
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Be the first to get the latest pet health news and exclusive content straight to your inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link