Dental health is an important part of your overall health. But did you know it’s also vital for your pet’s health and wellness? Many pet owners don’t realize that animals are subject to the same dental problems as humans. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked once a year by your veterinarian in order to detect early signs of gum problems and keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Common Pet Dental Problems
There are a variety of pet dental problems that may affect your furry loved one. Some of these conditions can be extremely painful and irritating. If you notice any of the following dental conditions in your pet’s mouth, contact Borrett Animal Hospital.
- Broken Teeth
- Bad Breath
- Discolored teeth
- Reduced appetite
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Inflamed gums
- Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food while eating
Your pet may also shy away when you reach toward its head or be reluctant to play with toys due to the pain it is feeling. Owners have reported that their pets act younger or livelier once their dental issues have been resolved.
How to Prevent Dental Problems
Prevention of dental disease is the best way to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Not only can this increase the overall well-being of your pet, but can also improve the well-being of your pocketbook! Over time, you will spend significantly less money on prevention than you will by waiting to address the problems caused by progressive dental disease.
Contact Borrett Animal Hospital for You Pet’s Dental Needs
Bacteria associated with dental disease can also travel throughout the body causing problems in areas such as the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. That’s why we recommend preventative care, such as brushing the teeth regularly, proper diet, as well as periodic dental cleanings while under anesthesia. Click here to learn more about our advanced dentistry procedures.