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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.

Start your cats dental care today with ArizonaPetVet.com.