Periodontal disease is a problem that commonly affects dogs and cats, mostly those that are over four years of age. It affects more than 85% of them and can lead to not only infected gums, but also other problems such as liver, kidney and even heart problems. It is a chronic and progressive disease if not treated early on.
Proper hygiene is usually a fix to this problem, but thorough cleanings with sophisticated dental equipment by an experienced team is recommended every now and then to prevent and treat periodontal disease. Dental cleaning, removal of retained baby teeth and removal of decayed teeth are just some of the procedures that can be done at the Westside Animal Hospital. We also treat a variety of other diseases included infected gums, accumulated tartar and bad breath than can result from this disease. We at Westside know that good dental hygiene is a good way to improve your dog or cat’s health and increase the lifespan of your pet.