The phrase health is wealth also applies to your loyal companion. Many people are unaware that dental problems don’t just stay in the mouth. Bacteria in the mouth can travel into the jaw and lead to an infection that can affect the functionality of other organs. This can ultimately lead to a reduced lifespan. Good dental practices both at home and with our veterinary team can improve not only your pet’s dental health but their overall quality of life. To give your pet the best dental care, schedule an appointment with us by calling 905-856-7387.
How can I tell if my pet has dental issues?
Dental issues can be unpleasant for your furry friends. It’s important to catch on to these issues early to prevent long-term problems. If you notice these signs in your pet, please take them to a veterinarian immediately:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Brown or yellow buildup on teeth
- Red or bleeding gums
- Chewing differently
- Tooth loss
- Mouth pain
What dental services are offered at your hospital?
Our dental services include a full examination of their mouth, as well as dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar. If we detect problems we discuss treatment options such as extractions. We also provide tooth brushing advice and demonstrations for pet parents to use at home.
What should my pet’s dental care include?
- Brush their teeth daily. We all know that pets aren’t fond of having us pry into their mouths, but if you start early they’ll get used to it. You can start brushing your pet’s teeth after 6 months when their adult teeth have come in. Our team can demonstrate the proper technique, and recommend products that are safe for your pet.
- Take your pet in for annual dental cleanings. Our cleanings include scaling and polishing their teeth.
- Feed your pet treats that help with removing plaque on their teeth.