When was the last time you had your horse’s teeth cleaned? Hill Country Equine recommends that all horses have a yearly dental cleaning and oral examination.
The Hazards of Untreated Periodontal Disease in Horse
Untreated periodontal disease in dogs and cats can lead to dangerous infections, like abscesses and blood infections. Advanced dental disease may also affect your horse’s heart, liver and kidneys. In order to avoid these potentially life-threatening conditions, it is important to keep your horse’s teeth clean with a combination of at-home care and regular veterinary teeth cleanings.
Horse Dental Cleanings in Boerne
Hill Country Equine recommends that all dogs and cats receive their first dental checkup shortly after they are weaned and at least once a year for every year of their lives. Pet dental checkups include an examination of your horse’s head, neck, face, ears and mouth in order to check for signs of health problems. Once the basic examination is complete, your veterinarian will completely clean all the plaque and tartar from your horse’s teeth and below the gum line. Once your horse’s teeth are clean, we can give you tips and tricks to help you remove food particles and plaque at home between professional horse dental cleanings, like horse-safe toothpaste and toothbrushes as well as dental chews.
To learn more about our veterinary dental services and how they can protect the health of your horse, call us at (830) 336-3600 today.