Many pet owners are unaware of the importance of maintaining their pet’s oral hygiene. At Casillas Veterinary Hospitals in Los Angeles, we strive to educate pet owners and teach them the best ways to care for their pet’s teeth and gums.
Pet Dental Care Starts at Home
Just like people, pets need to have their teeth brushed. Brushing your pet’s teeth requires proper tools, including a tooth brush made for an animal of your pet’s type and size and tooth paste formulated for pet use. You can brush your pet’s teeth as often as every day, although many pet owners brush their pet’s teeth weekly.
Training your pet to accept tooth brushing is important. If your pet is not trained, he or she may bite or resist when it’s time to brush teeth. Start by gently touching your pet’s teeth with gauze wrapped around your fingers. You can move up to brushing your pet’s teeth with an actual tooth brush when it seems like your pet is comfortable having your finger in his or her mouth.
Get Regular Dental Cleanings at the Veterinary Office
In addition to cleaning your pet’s teeth at home, you’ll also need to get your pet’s teeth professionally cleaned. At Casillas Veterinary Hospitals, we provide the following services:
- Dental exams. We’ll examine your pet’s teeth and gums, and make recommendations for treatment.
- Plaque removal. We’ll remove the plaque from your pet’s teeth, making them slick and clean.
- Cavity filling. We’ll fill your pet’s cavities to prevent infections from forming in the teeth and to reduce pain that your pet may feel.
- Tooth extractions. If one of your pet’s teeth becomes infected, we’ll remove the tooth to help improve your pet’s health and comfort.
Call Casillas Veterinary Hospital Today
If you’re seeking dental treatment for your pet in East Los Angeles, Montebello or Lynwood, contact Casillas Veterinary Hospital at (323) 726-1525. We’ll help you improve your pet’s dental health and answer any questions you may have.