Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, "dog breath" is not just a nuisance - it is a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet's teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you are using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are often not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us about the best way to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.
A healthy mouth is an important part of your pet's overall health. Dental disease can lead to other serious problems such as heart or kidney disease. With every examination we will check your pets mouth to help determine if there are any dental issuse and offer suggestions on how to keep your pet's mouth in the best condition.
We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Call today if you have any questions or concerns about your pet's dental care needs.