Dental care for pets is important. Without it, imagine how you would feel? It’s no different for our pets.
Dr. Kate Knutson, past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, explains how over time bacteria forming around the teeth isn’t healthy. And that bacteria can travel through your pet’s body.
She also endorses periodic full mouth X-Rays, since so much of whatever is going on is happening below the gum line and can’t be otherwise seen.
How often do your pets need need dental care? Well that really, really depends on the pet. While – in general – non-anesthetic dentistry is not a good idea, there may be times where pets and pet owners can actually benefit (as long a veterinary professional is doing the work at a veterinary clinic), if it is done correctly.