Dental disease is a serious medical condition that can spread infection throughout your pet’s entire body, including the heart, liver and lungs. Yet, dental disease remains one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in adult dogs and cats. In fact, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, by the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have already developed periodontal disease. Why? Because many otherwise caring, responsible pet owners fail to include dental care as a part of their companion’s overall health care plan. The good news is, you can help prevent your pet from becoming a part of this statistic simply by providing them with regular dental care, both professional and at home.

Starch Pet Hospital offers all of the pet dentistry services your pet needs to beat the odds and enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. We offer preventative dental care, including thorough dental exams, cleaning of the teeth to remove plaque and polishing to help prevent buildup from occurring over time. We use cutting edge technology and up to date dental equipment to help our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Should it be determined that your pet already suffers from an oral health problem, whether it’s an infection, fractured teeth, gingivitis or full blow dental disease, we can help with these too! Our advanced pet dentistry services include tooth repair, tooth extraction and oral surgery, as needed. Even if you’ve never given your companion’s dental health a second thought, it’s never too late! We can help treat and manage existing problems and get your pet back on the path to a healthier mouth in no time.

Finally, but equally as important, is the role that you play as part of your pet’s dental care team. Annual cleanings aren’t always enough to keep plaque and bacteria at bay, so it’s up to you to continue the work that our professional dental team started by brushing your pet’s teeth at least three times a week. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to provide advice and demonstrations of home brushing techniques to help you maintain your pet’s dental health at home, in between vet visits.

Don’t let your cherished pet become a part of the alarming dental disease statistics that afflict so many companion animals. Let’s work together to help keep your four-legged friend smiling pretty for years to come!