Pet Dental Hygiene

Your pet, much like you, needs to get regular health exams to remain as healthy as possible. At South Federal Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, our veterinarians understand how important pet dental care is to your pet's general health. We can help provide pet dental hygiene to keep your pet healthy for years to come.

Pets and Dental Disease

Much like their human owners, pets whose teeth are not cared for can suffer from both dental issues and gum disease. Cavities are uncommon, but gum disease is not. While pets may not get cavities, they can lose teeth for other reasons. Trauma is one cause, but aging and gum disease are by far the most common. If you are not brushing your pets' teeth, it might be time to start.

Why It Matters

Pet dental disease leads to bad breath in your pet and that is unpleasant, but the real issue is that it causes teeth to be lost. Losing teeth can significantly affect your pets' health. It is difficult for your pet to get adequate nutrition when he cannot chew his food. Additionally, gum disease can lead to more serious diseases, like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

How to Avoid Pet Dental Issues

The most important thing you can do to help delay the onset of dental disease in your pet is dental home care. Brushing your pet's teeth may seem like a foreign concept, but if you start when they are young, most pets will tolerate it quite well. If you cannot get your pet to cooperate, then you will likely need to get the dental care done by our veterinarians. We will perform a full oral exam under anesthesia, thoroughly clean the teeth, both above and below the gum line, and perform full mouth dental radiographs to assess for dental disease. 

Contact Our Veterinarians in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you need help with your pet's dental hygiene, South Federal Animal Hospital offers pet dental care as one of our many services. Call our team today at (954) 523-8527 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

Office Hours

Monday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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