Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa

Veterinarians serving the Upper Keys, Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier and Ocean Reef

Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa

Veterinarians serving the Upper Keys, Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier and Ocean Reef

Impact of Oral Health On Our Pets

The Risks Of Not Treating Oral and Dental Disease

  • Research shows that around the age of 2, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some sign of dental disease
  • Untreated, dental disease can become severe and lead to:
    • Pain that affects the pet’s quality of life
    • Difficulty eating
    • Tooth loss
    • Bad breath
    • Chronic bacterial infection in the mouth; travels through the bloodstream and can be spread throughout the entire body  
    • Chronic bacterial infection; can destroy the gums, teeth, and bone
    • A chronically infected mouth is common cause of canine heart and kidney disease


    There is more at stake than clean teeth!