Pet Dental Care: How to Maintain Dental Health of Your Pets

Dental disease affects the general health and well-being of your pet. 80% of dogs and at least 70% of cats are said to suffer from dental diseases. Most of these diseases can be prevented by putting more effort into the dental care of your pets. If left untreated, these diseases could cause pain, discomfort and bad breath. Pet dentistry has become an important part of veterinary care.

At University Animal Hospital, we recognize the importance of pets’ oral and dental health. We believe that pets need just as much health care as we do. We believe in treating them with love and compassion like the family they are. Since 1962, we have been offering preventive pet care, surgery, dentistry, boarding and grooming.


Maintaining the Oral Hygiene of Pets

  • Regularly Brushing Their Teeth

Just as human beings brush their teeth daily, University Animal Hospital believes that pets need to have their teeth brushed daily too. Brushing helps to remove plaque. Dental kits for pets come with an appropriate double headed toothbrush and toothpaste. Only use the recommended pet toothpaste that does not contain fluoride. If you haven’t introduced your pet to brushing yet, start slowly and increase the number of brushing times as your pet starts to get used to it. To get your pet used to the brush, you can dip it into food that they like.

  • Veterinary Treatment

We suggest that pets be taken for regular dental examinations and treatment. The procedure for dental examination is a lot like ours. If your pet needs emergency treatment, you can bring them to the hospital as fast as you can or contact us on 480-968-9275. If, however, you just need to book an appointment, you can do so online. We will get back to you in 3 days. If after the three days you do not get a call to confirm your appointment, please call us. We offer a 10% discount on first-time clients.

  • Diet

There are certain types of food that are said to mechanically brush your pets’ teeth and get rid of tartar. If you visit us, we will offer suggestions for such foods depending on your pet. Also include foods that foster the development of healthy teeth and bones.