Did you know that, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by the age of three? This highlights a very scary truth about poor dental health and pets – a lack of dental care can significantly impact your pet’s quality of life and could even shorten it.
At advanced stages, dental disease can make eating difficult due to mouth pain. Plus, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver, and kidney complications. Keeping up with the cleanliness of your pet’s mouth and their overall dental health can prevent years of discomfort and lost teeth. As a rule of thumb, we recommend you get your pet’s teeth checked and cleaned once a year.
Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital offers complete pet oral health services, including dental exams, cleanings, surgery, and extractions. We also have digital dental X-ray capability. Digital X-rays instantly give us a full picture of your pet’s teeth, jaw, and roots, allowing us to spot and treat cavities, fractures, and problematic gum recession that much faster.
Following American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines, we only do cleanings and dental work on anesthetized pets. To ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia, we do require a routine blood test before the procedure.
If it’s been a year since your pet’s last dental exam or cleaning, give us a call at (207) 761-8033 today. We’ll turn your pet’s frown upside down!