It’s a well-known fact that oral health impacts a pet’s general health. Simply put, cats and dogs with clean mouths live longer. Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. More than 50% of cats and 80% of dogs over the age of three have some degree of dental disease.

The bacteria involved in periodontal disease don’t just stay in the mouth. These organisms invade the blood stream and travel to major organs like the kidneys and heart where they cause significant health issues. Cats and dogs usually need a dental cleaning once yearly. Dental radiographs will help determine the status of oral disease. Regular dental cleanings will also allow your cat or dog to keep their pearly whites in good condition.

Briar Patch provides complete oral health assessments and treatment, including products for home care. Watch the video below to see the steps we take when your pet spends the day with us for a dental procedure.