Your pet deserves a comprehensive approach to preventative healthcare. Make routine dental checkups and cleanings a part of your pet’s healthcare plan.
Do you know the number one disease affecting cats and dogs today? If you guessed dental disease, you would be right. According to the American Veterinary Dental College, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal (dental) disease by the age of 3, and it often goes untreated.
At later stages, bacteria can enter your dog or cat’s bloodstream and cause severe problems for the heart and other vital organs.
Watch for these signs of dental disease and contact us right away:
- Bad breath
- Loose, broken, or discolored teeth
- Sensitive mouth
- Drooling or dropping food
- Bleeding gums
- Decreased appetite
Contact your veterinarian right away if you notice these signs, as they could signal an underlying health issue.
Since dental disease hides below the gumline, your pet may show no symptoms. That’s why annual dental exams are so important. Our veterinarians carefully inspect each pet’s mouth during routine checkups. If periodontal disease is detected, we create a treatment plan to restore dental health. Don’t let dental disease go unchecked. Contact us today to schedule a dental exam with one of our trained veterinary staff!