Many pet owners are not aware that caring for your pet’s teeth is as important as caring for your own oral hygiene. It is best to begin annual dental exams and cleanings when pets are young to avoid the development of dental disease. Periodontal disease begins when a film of bacteria known as plaque begins to attach itself to your dog or cat’s teeth. Over time, this plaque hardens and forms what is known as tartar. Without cleaning and polishing, the bacteria in plaque and tartar can cause permanent damage to your pet’s teeth, as well as major organs such as the kidneys, lungs, and heart. We use safe and effective techniques to clean and polish your dog or cat’s teeth which not only keeps their mouths healthy but extends their lives as well. Call today and schedule your pet’s dental appointment with McPherson Veterinary Services; our service area includes Murfreesboro and other nearby communities.