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Why Preventive Pet Dental Care is so Important

Dental disease affects over two-thirds of cats and dogs by the time they are three years old. Too often, we see pets in the later stages of periodontal disease where teeth are damaged beyond repair. Treatment of the disease in these stages is difficult on your pet and costly to you. Yet, dental disease is entirely preventable. That’s why Park Grove Pet Hospital encourages pet parents of Cottage Grove and the surrounding communities to take a proactive approach to pet dental care with professional dental cleanings and effective home care.

Don’t let dental disease affect your pet’s quality of life.

Treating Teeth Above & Below the Gum Line

The early stages of disease cause bad breath, gingivitis, and discolored teeth. Yet, the symptoms we see (and smell) are only part of the problem. Tartar also accumulates below the gum line and it is this build-up that has the most severe effect on gum recession, inflammation, and the progression of disease. To clean below the gum line, we need to use general anesthesia for our dental procedures for the comfort and safety of your pet.

I just want to give a HUGE shout out to Park Grove.

They never fail to go above and beyond. They took wonderful care of my little monster of a kitty (who I love with all my heart). The staff is wonderful to work with; they never pass judgment, they offer creative solutions, and they are all around kind. I can tell they love what they do. If you take your pet here, you will not be disappointed

Alexandra H.

Creating an Effective Home Dental Care Plan

As you know, we’re not the only ones responsible for your pet’s dental health! You play a crucial role in maintaining their oral hygiene with an effective home pet dental care plan.

Brushing your pet’s teeth is the single best way to prevent plaque buildup; however, other teeth cleaning options including dental chews, oral rinses, prescription dental diets, and more. Talk to your veterinarian today about your pet’s options.

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