Dental Care and Your Pets’ Health
Dental care is as important for your pet as it is for you! Proper dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems, such as heart, lung, liver and kidney disease. Dental disease can also be quite painful for both cats and dogs. If you notice bad breath, excessive drooling, loose teeth, bleeding gums, tartar build up or mouth pain, please have you pet examined.
- Dental Care at Home- It is always a good idea to have some sort of dental routine with your pet at home. Whether it’s brushing your pets teeth, giving dental chews, or just wiping your pets teeth with a gauze. Regularly looking in your pets mouth will allow you to recognize potential issues before they become severe.
- Oral exam- if and when you notice a problem at home, call our office and schedule an exam. At that time we will exam the mouth and determine the best course of treatment.
- Dental Supplements- We offer a few different dental supplements that could help remove mild tartar build up or help prevent the return of if after a dental cleaning.
- Dental Cleanings- We preform dental cleanings daily at AHCC. We use general anesthesia and state of the art dental cleaning equipment to ensure your pet leaves with a clean and healthy mouth.
- Dental Extractions- If during a dental cleaning we find damaged, broken, loose or decayed teeth we will remove them. Having teeth removed does not affect your pet and actually makes them feel much better having that source of pain removed from the mouth.