Doggy or Kitty Breath
Pet owners often accept their pet’s stinky breath as part of the territory, but it certainly doesn’t have to be! In fact, stinky breath is often the first noticeable sign that it’s time for a dental exam and professional cleaning.
Additional symptoms of dental problems in pets can include:
- Dropping food
- Disinterest in chew toys
- Swelling of the face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow or brown build up on the teeth
- Broken, loose or missing teeth
- Inflamed, bleeding, or swollen gums
The Impact of a Clean Mouth
In addition to improving the appearance and smell of your pet’s mouth, proper dental care and attention abates harmful oral bacteria from entering the bloodstream. Linked to the development of serious health problems in the major organs, dental disease can reduce quality of life and limit lifespan.
Your Pet’s Unique Needs
Periodontal (gum) disease can be prevented with daily brushing at home and professional cleanings. We may recommend specific products that support your pet’s unique needs.
As a major component to your pet’s overall wellness, dental care is essential to a long, healthy life. The dental care services at Animal Medical Center are designed to prevent problems and treat advanced existing oral conditions.
What to Expect
At every routine wellness exam, we will assess the state of your pet’s teeth and gums. If it’s determined that your pet would benefit from a professional cleaning, we’ll go over the details of the procedure.
All of our pet dental care services are safely conducted while your pet is under general anesthesia. This is the safest, most effective approach to cleaning, scaling, and extraction. We maintain the highest standards of care throughout the process and continuously monitor your pet’s vital signs and well-being while on our warming table.
The facilities and equipment at Animal Medical Center are subject to rigorous inspections by the American Animal Hospital Association. We hope that offers you some peace of mind that your pet is in the best possible hands during their dental procedure.
Make the Most of Your Time Together!
You and your pet deserve to enjoy the closeness that the human-animal bond affords. When your pet’s breath smells good and their teeth are clean, you can make those snuggles last even longer.