Pet Dental Care
Your pet’s oral hygiene is a key component of your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Just like humans, our pets can develop and accumulate tartar and plaque buildup in their mouths, which can then cause inflammatory diseases and infections. When left untreated, these conditions can cause serious problems and compromise the quality of life of your pet.
Because our pet’s use their mouths for almost everything, it is important that we maintain and keep their teeth as healthy as possible. Dental disease is one of the most common problems in pets—hindering their ability to interact with other animals and even play with their toys! Dental conditions that are left untreated can cause pain, infections, and tooth loss.
At-Home Dental Care
The best thing that you can do to help your pet maintain good oral hygiene is to brush their teeth at home. At-home dental care is the most effective way of ensuring that your pet does not develop any tartar or plaque buildup.
Make sure that when you brush your pet’s teeth at home you are using a pet tooth brush and pet dental paste. In addition, it is important to create a routine for your pet—so try to always brush your pet’s teeth every day and at the same time.
Pet Dental Care services at Giles County Animal Hospital include:
- Comprehensive oral examination
- Professional dental cleaning and scaling
Signs that your pet may be in need of a dental examination:
- Bath breathe
- Change in personality and behavior
- Discolored teeth
- Puffy or red gums, bleeding from the gums
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
Please call us today with any questions or concerns regarding your pet’s dental hygiene, or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.