Checking your dog and cat’s teeth can save their life.

Posted February 6, 2018

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, bringing awareness to the public about the necessity of pet’s dental health care.

“We are often amazed when doing annual checkups on our animals and we find dental disease,” says Doc McElveen. “It can be as mild as excessive tartar accumulation, but sometimes it can be as severe as erosion of the gum line, loosened teeth, ulcers in the mouth, and infections of the tissues of the mouth.” Neglecting our pet’s dental care can even lead to heart complications and kidney disease. It’s important to be vigilant!

Watch this video to see a teeth and gum evaluation with Doc, as he demonstrates how to easily look at your pet’s mouth and determine if there may be a dental issue and prevent complications.

Remember, a yearly dental cleaning will be most beneficial for your pet. A healthy pet is a happy pet! Call Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic today at (864) 232-6445 to schedule your dog or cat’s dental cleaning.