Most people realize how important dental care is for people, but did you know oral health is equally important for pets? Studies show that both dogs and cats need to begin regular cleanings as young as one year of age. Without this regular cleaning and brushing, your pet will soon develop a thin layer of bacteria on their teeth and gum line. These bacteria then begin to harden to form tartar and plaque in the mouth of your pet. Unchecked, the bacteria can cause tooth decay and gum disease, making it difficult for your dog or cat to eat most foods. These bacteria in the mouth will also enter the bloodstream, causing damage to the heart, liver, and kidneys, while shortening the life expectancy of the pet.
Our experienced staff can neutralize this threat with proper dental care. At Reilly Road Animal Hospital, Dr. Stephenson and our staff have had many years of successful dental care for our clients, and they will be there for your pet as well. Our compassionate and experienced staff has performed countless dental cleanings ranging from young animals to older patients that have never had a dental procedure. Our caring staff will clean and polish your pet's teeth and remove infected teeth as needed. Finally, instructions will be provided on how you can help keep your pet's teeth healthy at home.
Dental care for our precious pets is one of the cornerstones of their overall health. It is important to remember that preventative care is always more effective and less costly than treatment of disease, and this applies to your pet's dental health as well. Pet owners in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area depend on Reilly Road Animal Hospital to care for the dental needs of their precious family members. Please call one of our team members today to schedule a dental examination for your pet today!