Dental disease is the single most commonly diagnosed problem in small animal veterinary practice. Approximately 85% of dogs and cats already have dental disease by the age of two years. In the past, virtually nothing was done to prevent or treat dental disease in our pets. Now, we take a more proactive approach, attempting to prevent disease and treating more aggressively when disease is present.
UVMA gratefully acknowledges Animal Dental Services of Virginia for providing much of the information used in this section on dental care. For more information on Animal Dental Services of Virginia, a local dental specialty practice, please use the navigation bar to the left and go to our Specialists page.