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Why Dental Hygiene Is Important for Pets

Does your pet have bad breath? Taking them to our vet for a professional cleaning can help. If your pet has poor dental hygiene, we here at Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital in West Hollywood, CA, can help you to start cleaning up your pet’s dental hygiene at our animal clinic today. Here are some reasons why good pet dental hygiene is important.

It Prevents Gum Disease

If you neglect your pet’s oral care, plaque — a sticky thin film of bacteria — starts forming, and gum disease starts setting in. The early signs of gum disease include gum redness and swelling, but the situation gets out of hand quickly if you don’t seek treatment from a veterinarian from our animal clinic.

Untreated gum disease can advance in severity, which results in bad breath, gum recession, and tooth loss.

It Prevents Bad Breath

Who said your pet’s breath should smell bad? If your pet has bad breath, try taking your pet in for a cleanup. Visit our animal hospital every year for professional cleaning, and you will notice how fresh your pet’s breath can be.

It Averts Oral Pain

Ever suffered a toothache? If yes, you have an idea of how painful tooth pain can be. The same pain can plague your animal friend. Poor pet dental hygiene leads to tooth decay. When the decay reaches the nerve root, pain is inevitable.

It Deters Tooth Loss

When gum disease progresses, it compromises the integrity of gums and other tooth-supporting structures, leading to lose teeth that eventually fall out. Optimal dental care keeps the gums healthy, providing a firm anchorage for teeth.

Prevents Organ Damage

If gum disease isn’t treated, an infection may seep into the bloodstream, causing damage to major organs such as the heart, kidneys, and liver.

Contact Us at Our Animal Clinic for Pet Dental Care Today

Looking for a veterinarian to help you with your pet’s oral hygiene? You can’t go wrong with us here at Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital in West Hollywood, CA. We offer many pet care services, including pet dental care by a veterinarian.

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