As a pet owner, you want your pet to be as healthy and happy as possible. You would do anything to keep your pet healthy, including taking them to the vet for checkups, exams, and vaccinations. But one of the things that is often neglected is the pet’s oral health. It is very important that you care for your pet’s teeth appropriately and get a dental exam for your pet at least once per year.
Oral Health is Digestive Health
Your pet needs to be able to eat and chew effectively in order to be healthy. If your pet has dental issues, they may not be able to bite and chew as effectively as before. This can cause problems with their appetite as well as their digestive system. It is important that you are feeding your pet food that they are able to comfortably chew. Seeing your vet is a good idea to both get treatment and food recommendations.
The healthier your pet is, the longer they will live. When you are able to give your pet complete nutrition, they are more likely to live a very long and fulfilling life. If your pet has dental issues, it could affect their ability to get adequate nutrition, especially if you typically use dry pet food. It is important to have dental issues treated promptly so that your pet’s diet is not interrupted in any way.
Comfort and Happiness
Of course, your pet’s comfort and happiness is one of your top priorities. Dental issues can cause pain in pets just as it can in adults. Leaving your pet untreated for dental problems allows them to be in pain for a longer period of time. If you want your pet to be comfortable and happy, you should have a regular dental exam and treatment at least annually.
If your pet hasn’t had a dental exam in more than a year, contact us right away to schedule an appointment. We can do a complete wellness exam, including dental exam, and administer any dental treatment required.