The condition of a pet’s mouth can have a huge effect on their overall health. Pets with healthy mouths feel better, eat better, and can even live longer. Loose, rotten, and fractured teeth can be painful, leading a pet to be more depressed/lethargic and to eat less. Bad infections of the mouth spread to the body, causing infections of major organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. For these reasons, at LFAH we support a proactive approach to your dog’s dental and oral care. Treating the mouth at home before teeth become infected is the simplest and most cost-effective solution. But if your pet needs a dental cleaning due to a buildup of tartar, we encourage scheduling it before any teeth need to be removed. A dental cleaning is the ideal time to perform a full oral exam and check for any growths or changes in your pet’s mouth. Your pet’s oral care can be complicated, so please browse our services below and call us today if you have any questions.