Dental Care Services for Pets
Although easy to prevent, periodontal disease is a common illness among pets. It is the inflammation of tissues near your pet’s teeth and can lead to infections and other problems if overlooked. The only way to protect your pet from this and other dental health issues is through regular check-ups and cleanings with our veterinary team. Bad breath or doggy breath is one of the signs indicating a much-needed visit to the vet. Call us at (902) 865-8110 to schedule your pet’s next appointment and to learn more about how we can keep their pearly whites in tip-top shape!
What are signs that my pet has dental problems?
Aside from bad breath, bloody teeth/saliva, loose teeth, lumps in and around the mouth, red/swollen gums, blood on their food/food bowls/ toys and difficulty picking up objects with their mouth are all signs of oral health issues in your pet.
Are dental cleanings painful for pets?
Not at all. During professional cleanings, your pet will be under anesthesia. This will ensure they feel no discomfort or anxiety from having medical tools inserted in their mouth. This will also help our team to properly clean underneath the gum line and perform any emergency extractions if needed.
How often should I brush my pet’s teeth?
Ideally, your pet’s teeth should be brushed daily. We understand this may seem like a challenge and even an impossibility but during a consultation at the hospital, we can show you proper techniques and tools to get you started. Over time, you will have your own routine mastered. NOTE: Please do not use human brushes or toothpaste on your pet as they can be toxic for them! Stick with products made specifically for your furry family member.