Everyone understands how important dental care is for people, but did you know it is equally important to maintain the teeth of your furry family members as well? Dr. Les Polasky, Dr. Larry Keller, and Dr. Heather Keller have had many years of providing successful veterinary dental treatment and care to pets in Cincinnati, and they will bring this same level of experience and attention to your companion as well. If you are searching for professional veterinary care for your pet in the Arlington Heights or O’Bryonville in the greater Cincinnati area, look no further than the knowledgeable and caring team at Lewis Animal Hospital.
Pets can begin to exhibit signs of dental disease as young as one year of age. According to the American Veterinary Dental College, most dogs and cats exhibit some signs of periodontal disease by three years of age. Dental issues in our pet companions begin when bacteria in the mouth begin to harden on their teeth to form plaque. Left untreated, this plaque will form into a hardened substance known as tartar, which can begin to form underneath the gums of the pet, and cause damage to their gums as well as their teeth. Continued neglect can lead to the decay of your furry family member’s teeth, making it difficult for them to eat. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, these bacteria from the tartar and plaque can ultimately cause damage to the liver, kidneys, and heart of an animal.
Proper pet dental care begins at home with brushing and a proper diet, and is best when coupled with regular veterinary dental care. The experienced veterinarians at Lewis Animal Hospital can teach you the proper techniques for home care, while they perform more advanced cleanings and treatments as necessary. Please call one of our caring associates at 513-821-1101 for our location at 451 E Galbraith Road, or 513-871-1114 for our facility located at 2116 Madison Road.