Does bad breath have you shying away from your furry friend?
Contrary to popular belief, stinky breath isn’t something that pet parents simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s likely a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.
Without proper care, your pet’s mouth can harbor bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a variety of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life.
The good news is, with support from Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, this can all be prevented.
Our professional dentistry services 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 you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. We’ll identify 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 snuggles with your pet. The comprehensive dental services at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery can help get you there!