We make sure we visit our dentist regularly for checkups and if there’s a problem, our dentist will take care of the issue right away. For dogs and cats, there should be no difference. Most pet owners are unaware of the importance of routine teeth cleanings and gum health. Without proper dental care, your pet’s health can suffer.
What are the Signs of Oral Problems in Cats & Dogs?
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Bleeding from the gums
- Loose teeth
- A loss of appetite
- Pain or tenderness in the mouth
If you notice any of these dental concerns in your dog or cat, be sure to call us right away to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians so they can evaluate your pet’s dental health and discuss the best options for you and your pet.
What Can Happen if Dental Problems are Left Untreated?
Dental disease is one of the most common health problems that veterinarians regularly see. If left untreated, they can cause problems throughout an animal’s entire body. If diseased teeth and gums create a bacterial infection in the mouth, other organs in your pet’s body are at risk of being damaged.
When you have your pet seen by a veterinarian who offers comprehensive oral care, a plan will be prepared to treat any present tooth or gum disease. From there, routine oral care and cleanings will be incorporated into your pet’s wellness plan to keep them happy and healthy.