Enhance the life of your four-legged family member with preventive dental care at Emerson Animal Hospital. We provide a variety of dental care procedures and preventive care tactics to ensure the health of your pets mouth, teeth and gums.
Did you know? Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. An astounding 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3.
Thousands upon thousands of loving pet owners take their pets for regular checkups at the veterinarian. After this annual routine, many feel they have provided the most complete care for their pets. But studies in recent years indicate this is not enough. That is why at Emerson Animal Hospital we believe regular dental care is vitally important in ensuring pets’ overall health. A mouth full of bacteria can cause serious health problems for pets in addition to tooth loss or painful gum disease, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society.
Oral infections, if left untreated, may infect other organs such as the heart, liver or kidneys. Periodontal disease may cause bacteria and toxins to enter the bloodstream, carrying the infection to other parts of the animal’s body.
Dental Care Preventative Measures
- Feed hard or coarse foods
- Provide rawhides, hard rubber or nylon chew toys (for dogs only) or hard treat foods but remember that the treat foods are a source of calories and may lead to obesity if too many are given.
- Brush your pet’s teeth periodically. We can provide you with a special enzymatic toothpaste and toothbrush developed for the teeth of cats & dogs.
- Professional cleaning on a regular basis is the most effective way to ensure good dental health.
Contact Emerson Animal Hospital P.A. in Emerson, New Jersey, to show your pet how much you care.