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Posted on 11-02-2016

Pet Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats in Mokena, IL

Pet dental care is as important to animals as it is to humans. Pets need to have their teeth cleaned regularly in order to maintain good oral hygiene and healthy teeth and gums. Whether you own a cat or a dog in Mokena IL, we encourage you to maintain your pet's dental health. The following tips will help.

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Our Mokena Vet Explains How You Can Care For Your Pet's Teeth

Brush your pet's teeth on regular basis- Pets need to have their teeth brushed every day. This is best done at night after your pet has had his or her last meal of the day.

Train your pet to accept tooth brushing at an early age-Training your pet to accept tooth brushing at an early age will help you keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy, and will also help ensure that your pet is comfortable with the tooth brushing process.

Use a toothbrush and toothpaste designed for use with animals- Pets need special toothbrushes to clean their teeth, and they also need a toothpaste that's safe for animals.

Take your pet in for dental exams annually-Getting your pet's teeth inspected will help your pet's veterinarian catch problems with your pet's dental health in the early stages.

Take your pet in for pet dental cleaning regularly-Getting your pet's teeth cleaned by a professional veterinarian will help your pet maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Watch your pet for signs of dental disease-There are many symptoms of pet dental disease, including spots on the teeth and gums, loose teeth or missing teeth, bad breath and difficulty eating. Watch for these signs in your pet to ensure that your pet gets Mokena pet dentistry when it's needed.

Contact Us for Pet Dental Care in Mokena

At your Mokena veterinary clinic, we provide pet dental cleaning, pet dental exams, cavity fillings and more. We're your source for Mokena pet dentistry. To make an appointment at Mokena Animal Clinic, contact us today at 708-479-2811.

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