Does your best friend have bad breath?--Many dogs and cats show signs of gum disease by the time they're four years old, because they aren't provided with proper mouth and dental care. Bad breath is often the first sign of a problem, and is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar build up on your pets' teeth, which can lead to dental disease. The common signs of dental disease are: bad breath, excessive drooling, reddened gums, loose or missing teeth, discomfort while chewing, and swelling in the mouth. Treats and chews aren't always enough, ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.
Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, because if left untreated, dental disease can lead to other serious health problems such as heart and kidney disease. Put your mind at ease by letting us examine your pets teeth and gums to help determine if there are any existing dental issues. After a brief examination, we may recommend a dental cleaning (which requires sedation), or options for at-home dental care.
Even if you think your pet's teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice and dental care products to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn't be taken for granted, and many dental problems if caught early, can be managed through at-home care and regular dental cleanings.
Remember, you wouldn't think twice about brushing your teeth every day. Your pet needs preventative dental care too! We want your pet to live a long, happy, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Call us today to discuss your pet's dental care needs and how we can help!