Veterinary dentistry is something that many pet owners don’t consider until they have to. It might be age that takes a toll on your pet’s teeth or perhaps it’s a crack from chewing a hard bone, stick or rock. Whatever the cause for an issue, veterinary dentistry is a special focus for many vets. And there is no better time to shine a light on it than National Pet Dental Health Month.

At Anasazi Animal Clinic, our team is dedicated to your pets’ all around well being. And when it comes to teeth, it’s a special area of focus because they are such an important part of your pets’ health. Just like with our own teeth, if we don’t take care of our pets’ teeth with proper cleaning, bacteria and plaque can build up over time causing decay. And just like with our teeth, our pets’ teeth can often tell their general health story. As part of your pet’s annual checkup, our team will check everything from teeth to tail, to make sure your pet’s health is tip-top.

Teeth and gums can be indicators of some internal issues and disease. So can bad breath. In fact, bad breath is the leading sign of periodontal disease in our pets. Periodontal disease is a common problem for 85% of pets by the time they turn three years old. Through advanced veterinary dentistry, we can help diagnose issues early on. In some cases, reducing the treatment time and cost. As with any change in your pet’s health, if you have any questions about your pet’s dentistry give your vet or our team a call.

As we celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month, give your pet the gift of healthy teeth. If you’d like to know more about veterinary dentistry and how our team at Anasazi Animal Clinic cares for our dental patients, contact us here and we’ll fill you in on our dental special.