Our teeth need care year-round and so do our pets’ teeth. Even with daily brushing, dentist visits are a regular routine for people. Can you imagine not brushing your teeth for months on end or having sore gums every day?

Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases among dogs and cats. It is primarily caused by plaque that results in swelling above and below the gums. Untreated periodontal disease can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss. The bacteria in your pets’ mouths has easy access to the bloodstream, potentially causing damage to the major organs of the body, including heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs.

Hickory Veterinary Hospital considers regular dental care an important part of your pets’ overall health and wellbeing. Don’t wait for dental month. We’ll give you a 10% discount off your pets’ dental cleaning if you mention this blog post when you schedule. Give us a call at 757-548-1548.

No one wants sore gums and teeth. Let us help your babies today!