The Importance of Pet Dental Care

pet dental carePet dental care is part of the essential health care needed to provide the best quality of life for your pet. Poor dental health creates systemic health problems for pets, as it can for people. That’s why we offer convenient pet dental services, including dog and cat teeth cleanings, here at your local vet in Rancho Cucamonga.

Home Pet Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga

Between visits to your Rancho Cucamonga veterinarian for pet teeth cleaning, keep your pet’s teeth healthy by:

  • Using a plaque prevention gel, applied weekly, that acts as a barrier to plaque formation.
  • Feeding a pet dental diet and/or treats, such as enzymatic hygiene chews, which are abrasive to help keep plaque at bay and may include anti-tartar ingredients.
  • Brushing your pet’s teeth. It may seem time consuming, but we offer a fingerbrush (plastic brush for the fingertip) or try an angled pet toothbrush (keeps your hand out of the way) or consider dental pads (abrasive pads complete with toothpaste). Use toothpaste intended for pets, like CET seafood or poultry flavor.
  • Spraying or rubbing on protective pet dental rinse after brushing.

Advantages of Pet Teeth Cleanings and Professional Dental Care

Rancho Cucamonga pet dental care, including cat and dog teeth cleanings, helps:

  • Prevent pet tooth loss and oral pain.
  • Prevent abscessed teeth.
  • Avoid spread of infection to vital organs.
  • Avoid gum disease (gingivitis).
  • Freshen bad breath (alleviates halitosis).
  • Maintain good appetite and proper nutrition.
  • Save money with prevention.
  • Keep your pet healthy–and may extend his or her life.

Advice From Our Pet Dentists

Most pets have gum disease by age 3, so it’s crucial to begin dental exams and pet teeth cleanings early in your pet’s life. Professional pet dental cleaning goes beyond what you accomplish at home. During get pet teeth cleanings at our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga, our pet dentists remove plaque and tartar on teeth–and below the gum line. Cleanings include polishing, fluoride application and assessment of general dental health.

Get complete pet dental care in Rancho Cucamonga at Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital. Call 909-980-3575 today.