Does your pet’s breath make you cringe?
Despite what you may have heard, stinky breath isn’t something that pet owners must simply learn to live with. To the contrary, it’s probably a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.
Without appropriate care, your companion’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your loved one’s life.
The good news is, with the right support, this can all be prevented.
The professional dentistry services at Dogwood Animal Hospital include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.
Some common signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an exam. We’ll pinpoint the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also show you how you can help keep your companion’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your pet. The comprehensive dental services at Dogwood Animal Hospital can help get you there!