Pet DentistryChico Creek Animal Hospital Veterinary Services
Learn more about our pet dentistry services below.
You wouldn’t go days, weeks, or months without brushing your own teeth, right? Well, neither should your pet.
Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth.
Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.
Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. But how do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth?
Some of the signs that your pet may be experiencing a dental problem include:
- Bad breath
- Red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
- Yellow, broken, or missing teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Difficulty chewing
- Pawing at the face
- Obvious pain when touched near the mouth area
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. The sooner we can diagnose and treat an existing oral health problem, the better the outcome for your loved one.
Finally, but equally as important, we’ll work with you to foster the important role that you play as part of your pet’s dental health care team. Our technicians will gladly show you demonstrations on proper home brushing techniques, as well as offer advice and recommendations on various products that you can use to support healthy teeth and gums year-round. Together we’ll have your four-legged friend smiling pretty for years to come!
Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Chico Creek Animal Hospital. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.