February is National Pet Dental Health Month and Cimarron Animal Hospital has some information for you about taking care of pet oral health. Your pet’s dental health is important to their overall health. Just like in humans, periodontal disease can cause other issues outside the mouth including problems in the heart, liver and kidneys. Most pets should receive a complete dental exam and teeth cleaning once per year.
Gentle dentistry at Cimarron Animal Hospital is performed under anesthesia. This process allows our veterinarians to perform a complete exam with x-rays, and to clean the teeth thoroughly while reducing the amount of stress and anxiety for your pet.
You can help prevent poor oral health in your pet by regularly brushing its teeth. While daily brushing is recommended for the best protection, we know it’s not always possible. Brush your pets’ teeth a couple of times each week. If you aren’t sure how to brush your pet’s teeth, check out this video demonstration from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
Many treats or toys that claim to help prevent dental decay, don’t live up to their promises. Ask our veterinarians what they recommend to help keep your dog’s or cat’s teeth healthy.
The veterinarians at Cimarron Animal Hospital are experts in pet dentistry and would love to help your pet stay healthy. Contact our office to schedule an appointment!
Our updated hours are:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8AM-5:30PM
Saturday - CLOSED starting March 28
Please call our office or email us at [email protected] with questions about your pets.
Thank you for your understanding and just know we are trying our best to help everyone get through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the AVMA and KVMA guidelines during this difficult time.
We are here for you and your family, and thank you for your patience and understanding.