Not only do regular dental cleanings make your pet feel fresher and cleaner, they are also the most effective way to combat dental disease. Periodontal disease is the most common disorder among pets nationwide, as it affects over 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats by age three. In its later stages, dental disease can cause heart, kidney and liver complications. Thankfully, it’s easily preventable with a proper dental hygiene routine.

In addition to regular cleanings, you should inspect your pet’s mouth yourself periodically, making note of any gum inflammation, discoloration or halitosis (bad breath). If you notice any of these, or if your pet is not grooming well, sleeping more, eating strangely or having trouble chewing, make sure to contact Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic and schedule an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as you can.

We know bad breath and sore teeth affect pets all year. That’s why we stress the importance of dental health every month, not just in February. We offer a discount on dental care all year long: All clients can receive 15% off their pet’s dental procedure if they book their dental appointment within 30 days of receiving a treatment plan.

Don’t wait to take care of your furry friend’s bad breath. Call us at (503) 648-4117 to schedule your appointment today!