Dental disease is one of the most common health problems in dogs and cats, and proper care is crucial in maintaining your pet's overall health. Even minor issues, such as tartar buildup, can lead to serious heart, lung, liver, and kidney problems if they're left untreated. At Countryside, we include an oral exam with every pet's annual wellness check. If our veterinarian discovers signs of dental disease including swollen guns (or gingivitis), dental tartar, plaque, or tooth decay, cleaning for your pet will most likely be recommended. Including an oral exam in your pet's annual wellness check is effective not only in prevention but in positively impacting overall health.
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