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Pet Dental Care in Cary, NC

Happy Pets Have Healthy Smiles

Clean teeth and healthy gums are just as important for your pets as it is for your own oral health. A healthy, happy pet has a healthy smile. At Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital, we offer veterinary dental care in Cary. We will help you ensure that your pet’s smile is as well taken care of as the rest of their body. Our team has the training and expertise to help you help your pet with their oral health. Oral health can have a huge impact on your pet’s general health, which is why it is important that your pet receive regular dental care. Whether your pet needs an oral exam or a dental cleaning, our team is ready to help your pet’s smile sparkle.

Is your pet struggling with stinky breath? Give our team a call to make an appointment at (919) 746-7855 or contact us online today.

Understanding Oral Health for Your Pet

Oral health has a surprisingly strong link to your pet’s overall health. Unfortunately, it is easy to forget about your pet’s oral hygiene. Because pets can’t brush their own teeth, dental problems can linger for a long time before you even notice it. This is why dental disease, also called periodontal disease, is the number one disease among cats and dogs.

How do you know if your pet is struggling with periodontal disease? Keep an eye out for these signs and symptoms:

  • Bad breath
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line

Any of the symptoms listed above can indicate that your pet is struggling with dental disease. When you notice these symptoms, give our veterinary team a call right away. Earlier treatment of periodontal disease is extremely important so your pet can avoid more serious intervention.

The same bacteria that causes dental disease in humans also causes dental disease in pets. Plaque, a bacteria, dies and hardens on the teeth, creating a film that allows for more plaque to build up on. If enough plaque builds up, it can move below your pet’s gum line, where it can cause damage to your pet’s jaw and other tissues.

In humans, plaque can be dislodged with regular brushing and flossing. But in pets, this can be a tricky proposition. Brushing your pet’s teeth, or providing special toys and treats that can also dislodge plaque, is a key way to prevent dental disease in your pet. Additionally, our team is here to help you manage your pet’s oral health. We offer a complete suit of dental services to keep your pet smiling.

To schedule an appointment with our veterinary dental experts, please call (919) 746-7855 or contact us online today.

Read Why People Choose Us

  • “Dr. Highsmith was kind enough to come in earlier than she had planned on the morning I called because I was so worried about Chi. She worked us in, even though she had surgeries scheduled right afterwards.”

    - Amy P.
  • “Highly recommend Animal Kingdom Vet Team in Cary and Dr Highsmith. We have been taking our 4 cats, 4 dogs here since 2007. Dr Highsmith is the most ethical, smart and compassionate vet.”

    - Kelly S.
At Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.