Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Dental hygiene is more important to the overall health of pets than many people realize. At Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, we understand the impact of dental hygiene and are happy to local pet owners improve the dental health of their pets. While there are innumerable benefits to maintaining your pet’s oral hygiene, the following are some of the most noteworthy.

Reduce Bad Breath

One of the most obvious benefits of improving your pet’s dental health is eliminating bad breath. Our vet or veterinary tech will thoroughly clean your pet’s teeth, removing tartar and freshening your pet’s breath. You can also purchase dental treats which help keep your pet’s teeth clean between visits.

Limit Tooth Decay

Regular dental cleanings can also help limit tooth decay and cavities, keeping your dog or cat healthier overall. Cavities and gum disease negatively affect your pet’s overall health, and reducing these issues will keep your pet safe.

Treating Oral Pet Allergies

Pets can experience oral reactions to ingested objects. Dermatitis or contact sores can develop in the mouth of a pet who has ingested an object they are allergic to. If you suspect your dog or cat is experiencing an allergic reaction, contact a veterinarian immediately. Medication can eliminate the sores, and you can adjust your pet's diet to remove the allergens. Our veterinarian will conduct tests to identify what your pet is allergic to so you can help them avoid it.

Schedule an Appointment Today

At Firestone Animal Hospital, we have years of experience providing residents of Downey, CA, and the surrounding areas with reliable veterinary care. This includes dental cleaning services, pet allergy treatment, and more. For more information on the importance of pet dental hygiene or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us today at (562) 928-1341.


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7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

Firestone Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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