Danville Veterinary Hospital, LLC
- Dr. Crystal Exline
It’s that time of year again. Love, hugs and chocolate are on everyone’s mind. For your pet, the first two come out way on top! (Chocolate is a no-no, but you already knew that!)
Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, affecting 78% of dogs and 68% of cats over the age of three. Although most dogs and cats will develop some sort of dental disease, small dog breeds are more prone to developing periodontal disease than larger breeds.
If your pet has bad breath, it may mean there is a problem with their teeth and gums. This can also contribute to more severe medical conditions. If dental issues are left untreated, you may put your pet at risk for problems in their mouth (periodontitis) or with internal organs (heart disease). The challenge most pet owners face is that even if their pet’s breath smells fine, some dental issues are hard to spot.
Early preventive measures, such as at-home care and in-clinic teeth cleanings will help to reduce the frequency and severity of dental disease later in life. At our hospital, we will perform a comprehensive examination of your pet’s teeth and gums. Just like when you visit your dentist, we use special tools to remove tartar from below the gum line and smooth the surface of each tooth to prevent tartar buildup.
Keeping your pet healthy from toe to tooth shows the world how much you love them. The best way to keep your pet in tiptop shape is to schedule your pet’s yearly checkup with us. We’re committed to your pet’s well being every step of the way. (Because we love them too!)
Here at Danville Veterinary Hospital, our mission is to improve the lives of pets and their caretakers by practicing preventative medicine, to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care, and to strengthen the human animal bond through education. We promise to treat your pets just like our own, with the utmost respect and compassion.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. If you have a question, do not hesitate to call 317-745-2500 or email us and we'll get back to you promptly.
We look forward to meeting you and your furry family member! Call us today for an appointment.