It is just as important to take care of your pets’ teeth as it is to take care of your own teeth. Periodontal disease is the most common disease of dogs and cats, with 85% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of three suffering from some form of dental disease! We offer and recommend annual dental examinations, which may include radiographs (X-rays) of your pets’ teeth, just like when you go to the dentist. These X-rays allow your pets’ veterinarian to examine the tooth roots, that you can’t see but which can cause severe problems. We also recommend annual dental prophylaxis (cleaning) of teeth, with some smaller breeds requiring cleanings more often than once a year.