Did you know that our pets frequently require the same preventative dental care that you or I receive? We recommend annual COHATs, or Comprehensive Oral Health Assessments and Treatments in order to stay on top of your pets oral health. In some instances, twice yearly COHATs are required for some pets predisposed to periodontal disease in an effort to keep their mouth healthy and pain free.
Our doctors frequently diagnose dental disease during patient’s yearly wellness exam. Key indicators of dental disease include; bad breath, hesitance in eating dry kibble, eating/chewing on one side of the mouth, or red and inflamed gums.
Just like most things in life, the sooner you attend to a problem, the more frequent the issue can be dealt with from a preventative nature and end up saving you money. In addition, early intervention and prevention can help to keep your pet from experiencing unnecessary pain and the commonly seen detrimental effects on their heart and kidney health. Having this mindset will not only be the best for you pets health, but will often end up saving you money too!