One of the most neglected aspects of pet health is dental care. A fact that you may find surprising is that regular dental screenings and oral hygiene can actually add years to the life of your pet. As with people, oral disease in pets begins with bacteria in the mouth that harden and form plaque that adhere to teeth. If not removed through regular care and cleaning, these bacteria will accumulate, harden into tartar, and can lead to the development of periodontal disease. Constant swallowing of these bacteria can potentially cause damage to major organs of the body such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. At Meadow Brook Animal Clinic we recommend annual dental exams and cleaning in order to prevent the development of periodontal disease or other health problems.
Our technicians have been extensively trained on the most up to date dental cleaning procedures for dogs and cats. We also offer routine extractions. Additionally, we offer some of the best products on the market for in-home pet dental care that surpass any products you may find at a big box pet store. For more complicated dental procedures such as root canals and crowns, we can refer you to our local veterinary dental specialist. If you notice your pets illustrating the following symptoms, they may be suffering from periodontal disease and should be evaluated.
- • Bad breath
- • Blood in the saliva
- • Drooling
- • Loose teeth
- • Lack of eating due to pain in the mouth
- • Weight loss
Call us today to schedule an appointment for your pet’s dental care.