Why Pet Dental Care Should Be Considered Important?

Some people may believe the adage that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth, leading them to believe that their dog does not require significant oral hygiene treatment. Unfortunately, a dog’s mouth is actually one area of their body in which they can experience significant health issues if their teeth and gums are not properly cared for.

Dogs are actually five times more likely to get dental disease than humans; their mouths actually promote the formation of plaque. Without regular brushing, this plaque can build and become a serious problem. Canines are also at an increased risk of damaging their teeth or jaws via trauma from activities like playing or chewing.

Warning Signs of Canine Oral Health Problems

Unfortunately, your dog may not display signs of their pain. In some cases, unless you are watching your dog as they engage in specific activities like eating or chewing, you may not be able to recognize that they’re suffering from an oral health issue. Smaller issues like chi…
The veterinary experts at Petroglyph Animal Hospital love animals as much as you do and we want to ensure that every pet that visits our clinic lives a happy and healthy life.  We take annual canine vaccinations very seriously and understand why some pet owners may be unsure if their furry friend really needs these shots. Rest assured, we’re here to answer all of your questions and put your mind at ease.

Does my dog need to receive any vaccinations?

Yes. Although you may be worried that the vaccination may harm your dog, you must also understand that your puppy is susceptible to damaging and even fatal diseases if left untreated. For instance, there is no cure for rabies in dogs. Without a rabies vaccination, your pet could contract the disease and pass away within one week. Speak with one of our veterinarians to learn more about which diseases can be avoided with proper vaccinations.

Does my puppy need annual or repeat vaccinations?

Yes. Rabies shots and vaccinations for distemper, he…

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