Rancho Regional Veterinary Hospital offers both dog and cat teeth cleaning services! We know the difference that proper dental care can make in the overall health of your pet, and want to help ensure that your pet’s dental health is maintained properly. We offer professional insight on how to properly brush your pet’s teeth, as well as provide dental cleaning services. You can make an appointment for our teeth cleaning services by contacting us today.

Bad breath in pets, particularly dogs, is often joked about. However, this is not a laughing matter. The number one health problem diagnosed in dogs and cats is dental disease, and is a disease that is completely preventable. 85% of pets over the age of three have been diagnosed with some form of dental disease, requiring dental care to prevent further illness.

Bad breath is often the first sign of dental disease. Simply examine your pet’s mouth by lifting the lips and searching for tartar/plaque, missing/broken/cracked teeth, eroded teeth and inflamed gums. These are potential symptoms of dental disease. Furthermore, these are other potential symptoms of dental disease:

  • Lack of appetite
  • Excess drooling
  • Reluctant to eat
  • Play with toys
  • Chattering of the teeth when attempting to eat
  • Bleeding gums,
  • Lethargy
  • Failing to groom (cats)

Infected gums and teeth aren’t just a problem in the mouth. Poor dental health for your pet can lead into complications for your The tartar and any infected areas of the mouth contain a multitude of bacteria than can spread to other parts of the body effecting the heart, kidneys, intestinal tract, and joints.