Maintaining your pet's oral health is an important part of your pet’s care. If you don’t already have one, start a dental care regimen at home; Dr. Keeker can talk to you about brushing your pet’s teeth and the use of dental chews and other oral products. We also recommend getting your pet’s teeth examined and cleaned regularly. Comprehensive dental checkups and cleanings at Lafayette Road Animal Hospital will identify and correct issues that could affect your pet’s overall health.

Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease, which simply means that the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place are being destroyed by oral bacteria. Periodontal disease and oral bacteria can easily affect other organ systems including the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and brain. This disease is preventable, yet many animals suffer needlessly.

Please call 317-926-2467 or e-mail if you have any questions or to make an appointment for a dental exam or teeth cleaning.