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Unlocking Healthy Smiles for Your Furry Friends

As reported by the American Veterinary Dental Association , a significant 80% of dogs and 70% of cats face the risk of developing periodontal disease by the age of two. This condition can potentially result in tooth loss and the spread of infections from the mouth to other areas of the body. The leading cause behind this high prevalence of periodontal disease is often the underestimation of dental care’s importance by pet owners.

FAQs About Pet Dental Care

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our clients about pet dental care:

Pets, like humans, can develop dental issues such as plaque and tartar buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay. These issues can lead to pain, discomfort, and potential infections. Regular dental cleanings help prevent these problems, ensuring your pet’s oral and overall health.
Watch for signs such as persistent bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, loose or broken teeth, changes in eating habits, drooling, or reluctance to play with toys. These may indicate dental problems that require attention.
Poor oral health can lead to serious issues like tooth loss, infections that affect vital organs, and chronic pain. In severe cases, it can even impact your pet’s overall quality of life and lifespan.
During a dental cleaning, our experienced veterinarians use anesthesia for your pet’s safety and comfort. They remove plaque and tartar, perform a thorough examination, and may address any dental issues like extractions or treatments. This comprehensive approach ensures your pet’s dental health is in top shape.
Maintaining your pet’s oral health at home is essential. Regularly brush your pet’s teeth with a pet-friendly toothbrush and toothpaste. Offer dental chews or toys designed to reduce plaque buildup. Additionally, ensure your pet has a balanced diet and attend routine dental checkups to catch and address issues early.

What are the common symptoms in pets with dental diseases?

Pet dental problems develops slowly and can be sneaky, but watch out for these signs:

  • Tartar Buildup: The gradual accumulation of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth.
  • Loose and/or Broken Teeth: Dental issues can weaken teeth, leading to breakage or loss.
  • Extra Teeth or Retained Baby Teeth: These can cause crowding and dental problems.
  • Bleeding from the Mouth: A concerning sign indicating gum disease or injury.
  • Bad Breath: Persistent foul odor could signify dental problems.
  • Pain or Swelling in or around the Mouth: Your pet may show signs of discomfort.
  • Reduced Appetite or Refusal to Eat: Dental pain can lead to reduced food intake.
  • Abnormal Chewing, Drooling, or Dropping Food: Behavioral changes related to dental discomfort.
  • Discolored Teeth: Stains or discoloration may indicate dental issues.