Your pet’s teeth are just the same as our own teeth – and can you imagine what your teeth and gums would look like (or worse smell like) if you didn’t brush them daily? If you have ever wondered what a mouth that has gone without regular dental care such as brushing and regular dentist visits is like you have to open up the mouth of many familiar pets in your life.
Approximately 85% of all pets will have periodontal disease by age 3. You can help prevent dental disease in your pet in many ways.
What should you look for in your pet’s mouth?
- Increased redness or bleeding from any gumline
- Lumps or bumps present in their mouth
- Wiggly teeth
- Brown build up on any of the teeth
- Bad breath (halitosis) – this is often the first sign owners notice
- Swellings along the jaw or under the eye
- Excessive drooling
- Broken teeth
If you find any of the above in your pet’s mouth or you just aren’t sure – it’s time to come in for a visit and we can help you understand your pet’s mouth inside and out!
Please call us to schedule a FREE dental exam with a technician where they will exam the teeth and determine if a dental cleaning is warranted and can prepare a written estimate for you.