Dental disease is not just a cosmetic problem. Studies have shown that the bacteria in the mouth shower the other organs with germs every time your pet chews. This can result in heart, lung, kidney or liver diseases. An unhealthy mouth can actually shorten your pet's life. Good dental care can have a positive impact on your pet's life, comfort, and overall well-being.
The key is knowing what to look for:
- Does your pet have bad breath, red or bleeding gums, tarter build-up or loose teeth?
- Is he/she refusing to chew hard food or bones?
- Is he/she dropping food from his/her mouth despite being hungry?
- Is your pet rubbing his face with his paw or on the carpet?
All of these are subtle signs of dental disease.
If you have any questions, or would like a Dental Treatment Plan, please feel free to call us, e-mail us or talk to one of our veterinarians or staff members.