Dental Care

Good oral hygiene is one of the best ways that you can maintain your pet’s overall health. When pets develop plaque and tartar on their teeth, this can lead not only to painful teeth and gum disease but liver and kidney issues as well. The plaque and tartar on teeth contain dangerous bacteria that will be swallowed by your pet and affect their heart and kidneys, and can ultimately lead to failure of either or both of these vital organs. Because dogs and cats as young as one year of age can begin to collect dangerous bacteria in the form of tartar and plaque, it is important to bring your dog or cat to Vicksburg Animal Hospital for an oral examination at that stage of their lives. Not only will we clean and polish your pet’s teeth, but we will also instruct you on ways you can improve their oral hygiene at home as well with brushing and proper diet.