Sometimes important pet healthcare treatments can be looked at as not so necessary or something which could be done later.
Dental care is one of those important treatments.
The month of February is Pet Dental Awareness month so we thought we’d take some time to help raise awareness of the importance of this.
Dental care not only provides healthy gums and teeth, it also is a preventative measure (and a cheap one at that!). Poor teeth, tartar buildup and other dental problems can create diseases, and some of these diseases can even be deadly.
Getting your dog or cat a dental cleaning will clean up any tartar build up and pull any necessary teeth which may be rotting (rotten teeth can create other illnesses).
Some signs of oral and dental disease include:
- letting their food fall out of their mouth
- bad breath
- loosing teeth
- discolored teeth
- bleeding in their mouth
- loss of appetite
It’s really important to give your pet proper dental treatment, just as we are expected to have our own dental treatments done. It’s worth the time and effort now so you don’t have to worry about any expensive treatments later due to infections and disease.
Call us and make an appointment! *WE HAVE A DENTAL SPECIAL!*