It may not seem obvious, but there is a huge connection between good oral health and good physical health in your pet. Just like humans, your pet’s teeth need to be cleaned regularly to avoid plaque and tarter buildup. Without proper care and treatment, damage can easily happen, even down to the basic support of the teeth leading to tooth loss. Even more serious than tooth loss is the potential for tooth and gum infections to enter the bloodstream and cause dangerous infections in the heart, liver and kidneys. The good news is that all of this can be prevented with regular dental care both at your vet’s office and at home.

At South Boston Animal Hospital we offer:

  • Dental cleanings/polish/fluoride treatments
  • Digital dental images

To make a dental cleaning appointment, call us at (617) 269-0610


What you can do at home:

  • Brush with a pet toothbrush and specifically pet formulated toothpaste (fluoride in human toothpaste can be toxic)
  • Add special dental diet products and chew toys into your pet’s everyday life
  • Use hygienic solutions and gels

And here is a reliable website with instructions for making tooth brushing easy and fun (really!!) for your dog or cat.

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