Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health and can often be the cause of serious illness. Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream.
Pets have dental disease just like humans do. Many of these problems can be avoided by bringing your pet to your veterinarian for regular dental check-ups and dental cleanings. Bad breath and/or reddened gums are usually signs of dental problems.
Some Signs of Dental Problems include:
Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease.
A yellowish-brown build up on the teeth near the gum line.
Red and swollen gums.
Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched.
Decreased appetite or difficulty eating.
Loose or missing teeth.
If you see any of these signs, book an appointment to see our vet for a consultation.
After a professional teeth cleaning, we advise to use products to maintain dental hygiene and prevent plaque formation.