Preventing future pet health issues is almost as important as treating current ones, which is why Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital has a vast array of preventative pet care services, including those related to animal dental care. In fact, if you schedule a standard dental cleaning for your pet at their Waipahu-based veterinary hospital, then you'll receive a 10% discount when visiting within three weeks from an annual or semi-annual checkup.
Dentistry is an essential part of effective all-around animal care. Your pets generally don’t get their teeth brushed daily (1-2 times per week is recommended as a healthy frequency), so the long-term buildup of bacteria and tarter can create serious issues and problems. Oral bacteria conditions such as gingivitis, abscesses, and periodontal disease may not seem too serious initially, but they can actually lead to more severe problems with your pet’s heart, kidneys, or liver.
Even if you help your pet maintain good oral hygiene habits, a visit to Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital’s pet dentistry experts should be a periodic part of your routine. Similar to your own dental care needs, it's suggested that pets receive a dental cleaning 1-2 times each year. This comprehensive visit includes a complete oral exam, ultrasonic scaling to remove tarter, and polishing of the teeth—all while your pet is under anesthesia. Afterwards, pet owners should continue to brush their pet’s teeth 1-2 times per week with a specialized toothbrush and toothpaste.
Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital is here to help with your pet's routine health services, and is also open for after-hours emergencies. For more information, simply visit their website; to schedule a checkup along with a discounted dental cleaning, call (808) 671-7387.