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The Importance Of Dental Care For Your Dog And Cat

One of the most overlooked pet care for animals is dental hygiene. Just like humans, dogs and cats must have a healthy mouth to maintain overall health and wellness. We at Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, serving Ferndale, Monticello, Liberty, and surrounding areas, are happy to help guide you so that you can provide your furry animal with the dental care it needs to stay healthy. 

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Take Your Pet to Get a Veterinary Cleaning Completed

If you neglected your pet's teeth for some time, we advise bringing him or her in for a professional cleaning. Your dog or cat will be placed under general anesthesia for the cleaning. This allows our veterinarian to thoroughly examine the mouth, gums, and teeth of your furry pet and look for any issues that could affect its overall health and comfort. 

Be Sure To Brush Your Pet's Teeth At Home

It can take a little bit of time for your pet to get used to brushing his or her teeth, but it will be worth it in the long run. When you brush your pet’s teeth, lift its lips so that his or her gums and teeth are exposed. Using a pet-approved toothpaste and toothbrush, clean the inside and outside surfaces of the teeth in a soft motion. Make sure to also clean the molars and canines as these teeth are prone to plaque buildup. If you need help cleaning your companion animal’s teeth, be sure to ask our veterinarian for assistance.

Give Your Pet Dental Treats

There are a variety of dental products that can help improve your pets’ oral hygiene, and one of them being pet treats. Pet dental treats prevent tartar buildup, keep gums healthy, and freshen breath. The best part about dental treats is that dogs and cats love them.  The best treats are the ones that have been studied and approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council.  Look for the approval seal on the products you are looking at. 

Allow Your Pets to Be Free Of Oral Problems

If you are interested in learning more about proper ways of cleaning your pet’s mouth or our dental cleaning service, reach out to our veterinary team at Animal Hospital of Sullivan County by calling 845-292-6711. We proudly serve the Ferndale, Monticello, Liberty, and Sullivan County areas.