Dental care is such an important topic to us here at Maricamp Animal Hospital. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have periodontal disease by age 2. This has created an urgent need for dental care in younger pets. The most important concept in dental care is that teeth are not just dirty; they are being affected by infection and inflammation due to lack of dental hygiene which can result in cracked teeth, loose teeth, tooth decay, and gum diseases. Dental issues that go untreated can cause severe health issues such as heart disease.
Here at Maricamp, we have dental care experts who have undergone rigorous training and education to achieve the best dental care results as quickly and efficiently as possible. Besides routine dental cleaning and regular tooth extractions, our animal hospital also offers more advanced dental and oral diagnostics.
As a pet owner, it’s important to understand that your pets veterinary visit is only part of the solution. How you take care of your pet’s’ teeth at home is equally as important as their health and wellness checkups here at Maricamp. Make sure you are brushing your pet’s teeth at home, and provide them with chew toys that are made with dental care in mind.
We also took it one step further and created some educational videos to help pet owners understand the basics and importance of dental care for their furry friends. As veterinarians, it’s important to us to educate our clients and fellow pet lovers. Please feel free to watch these videos at your convenience to better understand your pets needs.
If your pet is due for a dental cleaning, be sure to contact us at (352)-624-0300 to schedule an appointment with our friendly front desk receptionist. We love serving our four-legged friends in Ocala, Florida and surrounding areas.