It’s all too common for pet owners to overlook the health of their pet’s teeth and gums. This is truly unfortunate because the condition of your pet’s mouth actually has a significant effect on their overall health. Neglecting your pet’s oral health allows plaque to build up on the teeth. This, in turn, causes inflammation of the gum tissue and infection of the bone, allowing harmful bacteria into your pet’s blood stream.
Once these bacteria are in your companion’s system, they can wreak havoc on your pet’s body, eventually causing damage to such vital organs as the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs. This cycle of disease occurs more often than you might think. In fact, more than 85% of cats and dogs age 4 and older have some degree of dental disease.
At Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic, we want to help keep your pet as healthy as possible so you can enjoy your lives together. That’s why we fight periodontal disease by providing comprehensive cat and dog teeth cleaning near South Bend.