Irrespective of what a lot of owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a hassle – it’s a strong indicator of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is a result of built-up plaque, tartar and bacteria.
Dental hygiene is a very important part of your pet’s physical wellbeing and overall health. Dental illnesses can be associated with other serious health conditions such as heart, kidney and liver diseases as well as causing systemic infections of the bloodstream. As veterinary professionals, there will be a thorough exam of the oral cavity which will further the recommendation for the appropriate dental procedures and/or precautions.
Dental illness and periodontal disease continue to progress. Common symptoms to look for may include drooling, discomfort while eating/chewing, redness of gums, any bleeding and additionally loose or even missing teeth.
Your pet’s dental hygiene should be treated just like your own. Depending on severity, many dental problems can be managed through at-home treatment and by bringing your pet to the veterinarian for regular dental care checkups in addition to yearly professional teeth cleanings.
Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs.