Dogs and Cats require professional teeth cleaning by the age of 3-5 years. Ultrasonic teeth cleaning, available at Countryside Animal Hospital, removes years of plaque and tartar build up and eliminates all sources of inflection that are causing your pet’s gums to redden, ooze blood, and smell.
Few pet owners would question the need to treat a skin lesion, hurt paw, or an infected ear on their pet, yet few of us look inside our pets’ mouths and acknowledge that there is an ongoing infection that requires treatment. Infected mouths in pets (and in humans) cause pain, make pets feel lousy, and are the source of secondary, more serious issues related to the heart, kidney and liver.
There are plenty of videos on YouTube that instruct pet owners how to brush their pet’s teeth. Some are hysterical as well as instructive. Your pet likely sleeps in your bed, sits with you on the couch, and rides with you in the car. Regular brushing and periodic professional teeth cleaning ensures that the breath their blowing in your face during those activities is bearable. You can stay close to the pet that you love!