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Why pet dental health is important?

“Imagine what would happen if you didn’t care for your teeth regularly. The same basics of dental care apply to your pet’s dental care. Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats! About 85% of dogs and cats have some form of it and are vulnerable to the pain, bad breath and tooth loss that could follow. Chronic infections can spread to the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys, where they can do even more damage.” C.E.T. Home Dental Care

How important is a pets dental health?

Do you think a pets dental health is very important? As important as dental health is for you, it is just as important for your pets. Scheduling a veterinary dental evaluation and cleaning for your pet can easily uncover periodontal disease. This is the most common disease in US cats and dogs. Periodontal disease is also the most underdiagnosed and undertreated disease in pets. When left untreated, periodontal disease can be very painful and can lead to heart disease, kidney disease and even liver disease.

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Dental Hygiene for your cat.

Like ourselves, your animals need professional teeth cleaning on a routine basis. In fact, most veterinarians recommend brushing your cat’s teeth and gums at east twice a week! How many of us are guilty of NOT doing that? Depending on the condition of your cat’s teeth, professional cleaning is recommended every 6 to 18 months.  

That’s why a group of Valley veterinarians have come together under the Arrow Animal Hospital Group banner to help bring about awareness to cats dental health. All the veterinarians in the group care deeply about your cat’s dental health, and together, are bringing about a new awareness to cat owners. 

“When owners bring their cats into our hospital, even for a vaccine, the cat gets a physical,” says Dr. Roger Willms of Glendale’s Arrow Animal Hospital. “Part of that is to, obviously, look in the pet’s mouth for any problems. And we’re finding in more cases than not, that owners have neglected to brush their cat’s teeth. Most owners have a hard time keeping up with that, of course.

“You have to brush their teeth at least twice a week to make a difference. Otherwise, you’re not really preventing anything. Our cats need good dental care just as the rest of us do.”

Good advice! Feline dental disease is more than just stinky breath! When detected and diagnosed in the early stages, treatment is much more effective at preventing pain, decreases chance of tooth loss and cost is significantly decreased.

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Clean your dog’s teeth!

How often do humans go to their dentist for teeth cleaning? On average, every 6-9 months seems to be the norm. Sadly, for dogs, that length of time between checkups is far longer.

And that’s why we at Arrow Animal Hospital Group have started a new website at with an accompanying awareness campaign to highlight the necessity of dog dental health as themselves. Without proper dental care, dogs have increased chances of mouth-borne illnesses.

An animal’s mouth is very similar to ours. Their teeth are subject to the same problems that we can have, such as abscesses, receding gum lines, bone loss, gingivitis, rotten teeth and periodontal disease. When dental health is not addressed, eventually an animal will need things like root canal surgery and extractions. In severe cases, the bacteria and infection in the mouth will spread to the bloodstream, causing problems in the rest of the body, like the liver, kidneys and heart. In the worst cases, these problems will lead to a shorter life span.

Dental disease is more than just stinky breath! When detected and diagnosed in the early stages, treatment is much more effective at preventing pain, decreases chance of tooth loss and cost is significantly decreased.

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What do you do when your pet has bad breath?

If you have noticed your pet has bad breath, you may want to schedule an appointment at the pet dentist. About 70-80% of dogs over 3 years old have some form of periodontal disease, which is a common gum infection found in pets. Without proper dental care, a tarter build up can lead to other problems in your pet such as with their heart or lungs or even the liver or kidneys.

Arrow Animal Hospital offers tools and technology similar to when people visit the dentist such as tarter removal tools, ultrasonic cleaners and digital x-ray machines.

If your pet has bad breath, contact Arrow Animal Hospital Group today and make an appointment with a pet dentist today.


Pet Dental Education Campaign:

Arrow Service Group Animal Hospitals have 16 locations in the Phoenix-Metro area:

* Arrow Animal Hospital     * Bell Ridge Animal Hospital     * Roadrunner Animal Hospital     * Scottsdale Animal Hospital     * Arrowhead Ranch Animal Hospital     * Westbrook Animal Hospital     * Beardsley Animal Hospital     * Fletcher Heights Animal Hospital     * Animal Hospital at Anthem     * Dove Valley Animal Hospital     * Happy Valley Animal Hospital     * Dobson Ranch Animal Hospital     * Goodyear Animal Hospital     * Surprise Animal Hospital     * North Buckeye Animal Hospital     * White Tanks Animal Hospital