Dog Dental Chews and the Value of Your Dog’s Dental Health

A dog with a dental chew.

Dental health is just as important for your pets as it is for yourself. While it’s relatively easy to brush and floss your own teeth, keeping up with your dog’s dental hygiene can be a bit more of a challenge. That is why products such as dental chews were introduced, to help make pet parent’s lives easier and keep your dog’s oral health on track. But can dental chews really keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy, and are they worth the price?

The team at Mobile Vet M.D. is here to help answer if dental chews are worth it—and advise you on how to keep your pet’s mouth healthy and smelling fresh! 


Diagnosing the Stages of Pet Dental Disease

Checking a cat's teeth.

Dental disease is an extremely common problem for pets. In most instances, it is a health issue that is completely preventable. Some form of pet dental disease, also known as periodontal disease, is present in about 85% of pets by the time they reach age 4. 

Although it is a common issue, many pet owners are oblivious to the problem until the disease has progressed. When periodontal disease is visible to the eye, it is highly likely that the animal is already having pain and potentially bleeding from the gums, which indicates an infection of the mouth. At this point, a pet is much more susceptible to tooth loss and, in extreme cases, bacteria traveling through the bloodstream and negatively affecting internal organs.

At Mobile Pet, M.D., we pay special attention to the dental health of our patients to avoid serious issues before they even begin.