You brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and see a dentist every six months. But do you also follow an optimal oral hygiene routine for your pet? Unfortunately, many pet owners neglect their pets’ oral health, exposing them to bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. If your pet needs dental care in Jacksonville, Florida, and the surrounding area, please book an appointment with Orange Park Animal Hospital for a professional checkup.
Just as it is with humans, a slip-up in your pet’s dental care invites tartar and plaque buildup that causes gum disease. Thankfully, you can prevent oral challenges by taking proper care of your pet’s oral health. Here are the benefits of pet dental care:
Dental health is an integral component of your pet’s overall health. And the good thing is that taking care of your pet’s teeth and gums isn’t that different from your usual dental hygiene routine. Here are steps you can take to keep your pet’s oral health in great shape:
Want to be in control of your pet’s oral health? Please dial (904) 560 8006 to book an appointment with Orange Park Animal Hospital. Our veterinary team is committed to providing the optimal care your pets need to enjoy their life to the fullest.
Dr. James Gillen is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 12. He knew growing up he wanted to be a veterinarian because it brings together the two things he loves most – animals and people. He completed his undergraduate degree at Florida State University and afterwards worked as a veterinary technician, an SAT/ACT tutor, and a high school teacher before completing his veterinary degree at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019.
Dr. Gillen has special interests in dermatology and academia and co-authored two research papers in canine atopic dermatitis and Leishmaniasis. In his free time, Dr. Gillen enjoys anything involving the water (beach/pool, surfing, scuba diving), going to theme parks, exercise (weight lifting, running, biking, boxing), and science fiction books – among other genres. Dr Gillen lives with his wife and son, one dog, two cats, and a ball python.