Pet Dental Care

As a pet owner, it’s important that your cat or dog receives the necessary dental care it needs to stay happy and healthy. At Northern Veterinary Associates in Ishpeming, MI, we provide exams and cleanings to relive any discomfort your pet is experiencing and improve its health. Before visiting us, continue reading to learn more about pet dental care!

Pet Dental Care

What Dental Problems Can Occur in Pets?

Just like humans, pets can experience a variety of dental problems, such as the following:

•             Periodontal disease

•             Gum inflammation

•             Tooth or gum infections

•             Tooth decay or damage

•             Tartar buildup or bad breath

How Often Pets Need Dental Cleanings?

Bits of food can cause plaque to form on your pet’s teeth. The plaque can also harden into tartar, putting your furry friend more at risk of tooth and gum problems. While brushing can eliminate the plaque and tartar completely. Due to this, it’s important to visit our veterinarians at least once a year. However, pets with tooth or gum issues, such as advanced periodontal disease, might need more frequent appointments.

Why Is Dental Care Important for Pets?

When you visit us regularly, we can detect any dental problems early and offer prompt treatment. Along with that, since periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and even affect certain organs, professional cleanings can help prevent these issues. During these appointments, our vets may also suggest ways to improve your cat or dog’s oral health, such as brushing regularly and providing dental chews.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

To learn more about pet dental care or to schedule your visit, contact Northern Veterinary Associates in Ishpeming, MI, at (906) 485-6145. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with an appointment. You can also browse our website to find out about our services or stop by our animal clinic in person. When you’re looking for a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!

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