Veterinary Dentistry in Harrisonburg, VA
Dental Services for Your Furry Friend
Keeping your pet’s oral health in tip-top shape can do more than just improve their bad breath. Oral health is key to overall wellness. At Heartland Veterinary Clinic, our pet dentists in Harrisonburg offer dental exams and teeth cleaning services to keep your pet’s smile bright and healthy. We accept clients from throughout Rockingham County, including Staunton, Luray, Shenandoah, and Mathias.
The Dangers of Dental Disease
Few pet owners are aware of the serious risks associated with letting their pets’ oral health go unchecked. Periodontal disease is shockingly common in dogs and cats – the American Veterinary Dental Society reports that about 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of periodontal disease by the age of three.
Potential signs of dental problems in your pet include:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Changes in eating habits
- Broken, loose, or missing teeth
- Swelling near the mouth
- Swollen or bleeding gums
Oral health conditions can lead to infection, tooth loss, and may even affect other parts of your pet’s body. Committing to preventative care and routine dental checkups can help improve your pet’s quality of life and protect them from developing periodontal disease.
Importance of Routine Dental Cleaning for Pets
Routine veterinary dental cleaning is crucial for maintaining your pet's oral health. It prevents the accumulation of plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of periodontal disease and associated health issues. Regular cleanings also help in early detection of dental problems, ensuring your pet enjoys fresh breath, healthy teeth, and an overall improved quality of life.
Invest in Preventative Dental Care
At Heartland Veterinary Clinic, we offer comprehensive dental cleanings and oral health checkups for pets in Harrisonburg. We recommend scheduling a dental exam at least once a year if not biannually. By keeping a close eye on your furry friend’s oral health, we can resolve any potential problems before they become more serious issues.
Our veterinarians are also happy to provide helpful tips and information about preventative dental care at home. We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth daily, or at least three times a week. Depending on your pet and the condition of their smile, we may also recommend certain treats and toys that can help support their oral health.
“Dr. Brian was great.”- John A.
“Everybody there makes you feel like your pet is the most important one there.”- Tammy S.
“The staff at heartland is compassionate, takes time to make sure you have your questions answered, and has been flexible when we aren't comfortable with the first option.”- Tammy H.