Ensuring your pet’s dental well-being is paramount for their overall health. Dental issues can lead to complications affecting the heart, liver, and kidneys, as well as have systemic effects through the bloodstream. Surprisingly, a significant number of pets, with 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats aged three and older, suffer from various forms of dental problems, making it the most prevalent health concern among our pet companions.

Despite these alarming statistics, many pet owners remain unaware of the critical role dental care plays in their pets’ health. There are several avenues to enhance your pet’s dental hygiene, such as home brushing, dental chews, and regular examinations.

One of the most efficacious methods of safeguarding your pet against dental issues is through professional cleanings. At South Fork Animal Clinic, we conduct comprehensive cleanings, encompassing even the areas beneath the gums, which are inaccessible for at-home care. These cleanings incorporate advanced techniques like digital radiographs for a thorough assessment of your pet’s dental health.

In addition to cleanings, we offer a range of take-home products tailored to your pet’s needs. These products can aid in maintaining their oral hygiene between appointments. Moreover, dental blocks are administered when necessary to ensure your pet’s comfort during procedures, including extractions if required.

If you notice signs such as brown or yellow teeth, foul breath, or difficulty in eating, these may indicate dental issues in your pet. We encourage you to contact us at (208) 745-7791 today to learn more about our services, including dental extractions, and to schedule your pet’s comprehensive dental cleaning. Your pet’s health and well-being are our top priorities.