Head, Shoulders, Knees and Teeth: Why Pet Dental Isn’t A Luxury

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Teeth: Why Pet Dental Isn’t A Luxury

As a pup parent you probably buy healthy dog food, take your dog to annual vet visits and the groomer, and make sure they get plenty of exercise – but are you neglecting one of the most important parts of taking care of your dog? Dental diseases, such as periodontal disease, are the most common diseases afflicting dogs today. Pet dental care is vitally important for your pet’s overall well-being and one that owners frequently neglect

Why is pet dental care important?

Nearly 8 out of 10 dogs are diagnosed with dental diseases by the time they are three years old. These troublesome diseases are caused by an aggressive build up of tartar on the teeth and gums and can result in:

  • bad breath
  • excessive drooling
  • pain when eating or chewing
  • refusal to eat
  • weight loss
  • lethargy
  • some bacterias can even travel to the kidney, liver and heart to become fatal

While these conditions are treatable, advanced dental disease may require extensive treatment or surgery, resulting in you having to spend big money on something that can be prevented with regular care and attention.

How do I keep my pets’ teeth healthy?

Just like humans, the best way to avoid dental disease in dogs is by taking care of your pup’s pearly whites. Proper dental care today will help avoid future issues and save your pup a lot of pain and you a lot of money. ZippiVet offers full service dental care including:

  • comfortable cleanings
  • dental exams for pups as young as 8 weeks old
  • advanced treatment options and oral surgery
  • tips and tricks for at home cleaning

Why don’t people take care of their pets’ teeth?

For many pet owners, dental care is viewed as a luxury. Cleanings at the vet can cost hundreds of dollars and most dogs aren’t exactly excited to have their teeth brushed at home. As part of our mission to provide the best possible care for dogs and cats in Austin, ZippiVet includes dental care in our ZippiCare plans. For $39.95 a month, animals enrolled in ZippiCare receive a full yearly dental treatment (which includes comprehensive blood work, anesthesia, cleaning and radiographs) as well as all of their veterinary needs – parasite control, vaccines and boosters, and unlimited exams!

Schedule an appointment or sign up for ZippiCare to get your dog’s dental health plan started!