Dental Care for Your Pet
One of the great responsibilities of pet owners is the maintenance of their pet’s oral health. A lack of ongoing dental hygiene can cause bacteria and plaque to form on your pet’s teeth and can lead to health issues including problems with your pet’s heart, kidneys, lungs, or liver. Just as in humans, dental problems for your pet are painful. Poor dental care can cause your furry friend to live a life of discomfort or develop unhealthy conditions.
Warning signs of poor dental health
Just as you care for your pet’s physical health, regular dental check-ups can help to prevent a number of dental conditions. If you notice any of the following conditions, it may mean your pet could have a dental health concern:
- Bad breath
- Visible build-up near the gumline
- Gums which are red or inflamed
- Teeth which are loose or missing
Caring for senior pets
As you age, the possibility of experiencing dental issues increases. The same is true for your pets. Affordable Animal Hospital is here to provide quality dental care to your cats and dogs for their entire lives. If you have not included regular dental checkups for your pets, they may be experiencing dental issues, even if they are not immediately visible. These issues include missing or loose teeth, plaque, or infections of the gums or jawbone.
Regular dental checkups at Affordable Animal Hospital in Whittier can help keep dental problems at bay, relieve pain, treat existing infections so they do not spread further, and allow your pet to live a longer, healthier, pain-free life.
Before and After
Helpful tips for Home Dental Care
Good oral hygiene is a universal skill, whether you’re caring for your pet’s teeth or your own. You would never leave the business of cleaning your teeth to gums alone, so why would you do the same for a bone or a raw hide chew for your pet? There are a variety of good toothbrushes suitable for pets of all sizes available for you. If you prefer, a child’s size toothbrush with soft bristles works well. The best advice we have for you is to begin brushing your pet’s teeth early so it will become an easy and healthy routine into old age.
Since good oral hygiene is imperative to your pet’s overall health, it’s never too soon to begin healthy habits. Schedule a dental visit with Affordable Animal Hospital today for information and caring dental treatments for pets.