At Imperial Animal Hospital, we’re serious about dental care because it’s a key factor in your dog or cat’s long-term health. Periodontal disease is when the tissues that support your pet’s teeth become inflamed, and by 2 years old, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats acquire some form of this condition.
Since most inflammation occurs below the gum surface, routine cleanings are critical.
We never want any pet to be suffering silently through dental pain! Also, chronic bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and travel to your pet’s organs, resulting in heart, liver, and kidney dysfunction down the road.