What is the single, most important thing, that you can do for your pet to help them live a healthy, happy, and pain free life?
The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will have developed gum diseases by the age of 3 years old. Severe dental disease causes bone loss in the jaw. The bacteria from the infection travels through the blood stream and can settle in other organs. This bacteria may cause heart, kidney, and liver disease.
Many times disease cannot be seen from the outside.Dental x-rays help the doctors to see the hidden disease processes that may be present in your pet's mouth.
Your pet's dental health is important! And it is the single, most important thing, you can do for your pet over the course of his life.
Highland Lakes Veterinary Clinic has digital x-rays and ultrasonic scaling equipment to take care of your pet's dental needs. Talk to one of our doctors about your pet's dental health!
Dental Report Card
What grade are your pet's teeth?
Normal Healthy Teeth
Grade I (mild gingivitis)
Grade II (moderate gingivitis)
Grade III (severe gingivitis)
Grade IV (periodontal disease)