Like thousands of other pet owners out there, you’ve not wanted to pay the vet for dental care for your pet. It can be expensive, and your dog or cat can take care of their own teeth, right? Regardless of your reason, this can be a very dangerous way of thinking when it comes to your pet’s health. In fact, there are several benefits that make the expense well worth it. When you choose to invest in dental care for your pet, some of the benefits include:
- The prevention of periodontal disease, which most pets are likely to develop by the young age of 3
- Elimination of chewing and bad breath
- Keeping bacteria out of the gums, and therefore out of the heart and liver where it can be fatal
- Elimination of plaque and tartar that could, given enough time, wear down your dog’s teeth and leave them unable to chew
Remember, unlike human beings, dogs rely on their teeth to perform a wide variety of functions. Oral health is crucial to your dog’s happiness. To learn more about the cost of pet dental and more about the process as a whole, contact Community Veterinary Hospital today.