Good dental care is as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. Without proper dental care, bacteria and plaque buildup on your pet’s teeth, hardening into tartar, causing gingivitis, receding gums, periodontitis, tooth and bone loss. Worse, untreated dental disease leads to pain, infection and potential infection to other organ systems. Unfortunately, many dog and cat owners overlook their pet’s teeth, which is why dental disease is such a large problem with dogs and cats.
Best Friends Animal Hospital offers professional teeth cleaning and advanced dental care for both dogs and cats, including:
Comprehensive dental cleanings, polishing and fluoride treatments.
Minor oral surgery including, but not limited to, tooth extractions, fistula repairs and removal of oral tumors.
Comprehensive pain management before, during and after any oral procedure that may produce discomfort.
Monitored general anesthesia through the dental procedure by our well-trained technicians with the aid of digital monitoring equipment.
Home dental care instructions and product recommendations.
A referral network to veterinary dentists and specialists when needed.
Your pet’s dental care does not stop after a professional dental cleaning. It is important to brush your pet’s teeth regularly at home. It’s a simple process and should only take a few minutes every day. Just like humans, daily teeth brushing reduces plaque and tartar and lessens the chance of your pet developing dental disease like gingivitis and periodontitis.
Signs of Oral & Dental Disease in Your Pet:
Bleeding from the mouth
Discoloration and/or buildup of tartar on teeth
Loss of appetite
Your pet doesn’t allow you to touch him or her around the mouth
Red, inflamed, irritated gums
Has difficulty playing with chew toys
Please call us immediately if your dog or cat shows signs of any of the above symptoms. We will schedule a dental exam for your pet!