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February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

Since February is National Pet Dental Health Month, it’s a great time to schedule your dog or cat’s dental exam and professional cleaning. Our veterinarians will perform an evaluation of all teeth and gums, and thorough cleaning that includes the removal of plaque and tartar. Your pet will be comfortable and safe under gentle anesthesia to keep your pet free of discomfort throughout the dental procedure.

We can also help you find the perfect at-home dental care option that fits your lifestyle and the needs of your pet. At-home dental care options include: teeth brushing, dental rinses and gels, dental diets, and dental chew toys. Call us today for more information on our dental services and caring for your pet’s teeth.

Clinical Signs of Pet Dental Disease

Your pet cannot tell you when they have a dental problem, making it difficult for you to know when they need a treatment. Bad breath is often the first sign of dental disease that you will notice. The same bacteria that causes bad breath, if left untreated, can spread through the blood stream and damage the kidneys, heart and possibly other organs. Frequent, at least yearly, oral exams and preventative professional dental cleaning, scaling and polishing to keep your pet’s mouth healthy and pain-free. There are other signs of dental disease in your pet, including:

  • Bad breath
  • Salivating excessively
  • Pawing at mouth
  • Dropping food or running away from food dish
  • Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Your pet shies away from you when touched in the mouth area
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • If your pet shows any of the following symptoms, call me right away as your pet may be suffering from painful dental disease.

If your pet shows any of the following symptoms, call us right away as your pet may be suffering from painful dental disease.