Oral hygiene is an important part of human health care, yet we tend to overlook the dental needs of our beloved pets. Just like humans, daily brushing is recommended for pets. However, our animal hospital understands that most pet owners don’t have the time to provide their pet with the proper oral hygiene. That’s why Saratoga Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer quality pet dental care throughout San Jose, CA.

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Why is Pet Dental Care Important? 

According to the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), periodontal disease is the most common condition occurring in adult cats and adult dogs. Over time, accumulated food particles can cause plaque build-up, which can harden and turn to tartar. This can lead to gingivitis, bacterial growth, infections, and more. Eventually, these conditions could affect your pet’s heart, kidneys, and liver, causing major health problems. Making sure your pet’s dental care is taken care of should be as important as any other regular maintenance scheduled for your animals.

Pet Dental Care at Our Animal Hospital

Luckily, periodontal disease and other oral-related diseases can be prevented through regular pet dental care from Saratoga Veterinary Hospital! But how do you know if it’s time for a dental cleaning? If you notice any of the following symptoms, it might be time to bring your pet in for quality dental care:

  • Bad breath
  • Drooling
  • Missing teeth or losing teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Frequent pawing at the mouth

Our pet dental care is gentle and effective. Our veterinarians will clean your pet’s entire mouth, including teeth, gums, tongue, and lips. This will ensure a thorough cleaning, which will keep your pet healthy and protected from infection. Get in touch with Saratoga Veterinary Hospital today for pet dental care in San Jose, CA.