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Do Dogs Get Cavities?

albuquerque pet dental healthDo dogs get cavities? YES! Dental health is just as important for your dog as it is for you. Did you know that good dental health can help your dog live a longer and healthier life? We don’t think about tooth and gum issues as something that could cause a larger health issue, but they are. It is important to brush your dog’s teeth at least weekly and make sure they get an annual dental cleaning to remove all the tartar and plaque buildup.

Brushing and annual cleanings will help decrease the appearance of cavities in dogs.

Like humans, dogs can get cavities filled. There are pet dentists who specialize in your dog’s dental health. For most pet owner, instead of filling the cavities, they opt to extract the teeth when the cavities become too vast or the tooth starts to decay. This extraction is done during their annual dental cleaning and causes little to no discomfort to your dog.  Extracting teeth is not the problem, it is not extracting them that is the problem. Leaving a bad tooth in your dog’s mouth can lead to swelling and infection, which are both very painful.

Most of the time you will not know if your dog has a cavity. Sometimes you can see them when you look in your dog’s mouth. They often look like dark dots or lines in their teeth. Most of the time you won’t know that there is an evolving dental issue until it has become a serious issue that is causing pain and discomfort for your pet. This is where getting your dog’s annual dental cleaning is so important. The vet will look at your dog’s overall health and address any issues they find. Plus the cleaning will help decrease the appearance of cavities.

Bring your dog into Vetco to get their annual dental cleaning. Save $15 off the procedure with our coupon.