Have you thought getting a dental for your pet was not that necessary?
Actually, their mouths need care just like ours do. Let’s say your cat or dog is an outside pet. There is no telling what he or she may have eaten as a midnight snack. Or maybe your dog went to say “hello” to another animal. Or maybe your cat gave another cat a bath. Regardless, that’s a lot of different bacteria spreading around and they do not get their teeth brushed several times a day like ours do!
Your dog or cat is susceptible to bacteria growing and causing infections and diseases in his or her mouth! You can do things to help them by buying good teeth chews or treats for their teeth. “Greenies” are a good choice. You can even get your dog on a healthier diet. Dr. Adney and Dr. Paredes specialize in pet diets and pet dentals so ask the vet about it and he can recommend the food for your dog’s needs.
Sometimes, a tooth(s) can get so badly “infected” that it would need to be removed.
Some signs that your dog or cat is overdue for a dental are bad breath, puffy or swollen gums, discolored teeth and ulcers on the gums.
Giving your dog or cat a good diet and treating them with some yummy chews that are good for teeth cleaning do not replace an actual dental; however, they do help keep your pet cleaner and healthier.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. So, call us and make an appointment. One of the things we are known for are our dental specials. Giving your pet a healthy mouth will ensure a happier and longer life. And that’s exactly what we want!