Ensuring proper dental care for your pet is a crucial aspect of responsible pet ownership. Neglecting their oral health can result in serious issues affecting vital organs. From plaque buildup to potential heart, kidney, and liver problems, dental health directly impacts your pet’s overall well-being. Just as in humans, dental problems can cause pain and discomfort for your furry companion. At Angelus Pet Hospital, we prioritize your pet’s oral health to enhance their quality of life and prevent unnecessary discomfort or health complications.
The Link Between Poor Oral Health & Overall Health
The connection between your pet’s oral health and their overall well-being is significant. Poor oral hygiene can lead to the buildup of harmful bacteria and plaque, which can spread throughout the body and negatively affect vital organs. Conditions such as heart disease, kidney problems, respiratory issues, and liver complications can all result from untreated dental issues. Regular dental care prevents discomfort for your pet and contributes to their longevity. Our team is committed to promoting dental health and the overall health of your beloved companion.
Regular Dental Checkups Are Essential
Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining your pet’s oral health. Just like humans, pets need professional dental care to prevent and address issues such as plaque buildup, gum disease, and dental infections. During these check-ups, our skilled veterinarians will thoroughly examine your pet’s teeth, gums, and mouth and, if needed, recommend appropriate treatments. By prioritizing regular dental care, you can ensure that your pet enjoys a comfortable, pain-free life and optimal overall health.
Signs & Symptoms Of Poor Dental Health:
- Bad breath
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Difficulty chewing or eating
- Bleeding or inflamed gums
- Pawing at the mouth
- Changes in eating habits
- Loose or missing teeth
- Swelling around the mouth or face
- Reluctance to be touched around the mouth
If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please take prompt action. Contact us at Angelus Pet Hospital for professional dental care and assessment to ensure your pet’s health.
Caring For Senior Dogs & Cats
As your pets age, the likelihood of dental issues increases. Just like humans, cats and dogs require ongoing dental care throughout their lives. Angelus Pet Hospital is dedicated to providing top-quality dental care to pets of all ages. Dental problems can often be hidden, leading to missing or loose teeth, plaque, and gum or jaw infections. Regular dental checkups can prevent problems, alleviate pain, address existing infections, and improve your pet’s overall well-being.
Maintaining Optimal Dental Health For Your Pets
Maintaining optimal dental health is crucial for your pets’ overall well-being. Regular at-home dental care, such as brushing their teeth and providing dental-friendly treats, can help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. However, professional dental cleanings by our experienced team are essential to remove stubborn tartar and address any underlying issues. Angelus Pet Hospital offers comprehensive dental services to ensure your pets’ teeth and gums stay healthy, promoting a happy and comfortable life for your furry friends.
Tips For At-Home Pet Dental Care:
- Brush your pet’s teeth regularly using a pet-specific toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Provide dental-friendly treats and toys that help reduce plaque buildup.
- Use water additives or oral rinses approved by veterinarians to maintain oral hygiene.
- Check your pet’s mouth regularly for any signs of dental problems.
- Feed your pet a balanced diet that supports dental health.
- Avoid feeding them human food that can harm their teeth and gums.
- Gradually introduce dental care to your pet to make it a positive experience.
- Consult your veterinarian for advice on proper dental care techniques for your specific pet.
Teeth Extraction For Your Pet
Teeth extraction may become necessary for your pet if dental issues are left untreated or if they develop severe dental disease. Our experienced veterinary team at Angelus Pet Hospital is skilled in performing safe and effective tooth extractions when needed. We ensure that your pet’s comfort and well-being are a top priority during the procedure. Tooth extraction can relieve pain and prevent further health complications, allowing your pet to maintain optimal dental health and overall wellness.
Signs & Symptoms Indicating Your Pet Needs An Extraction:
- Persistent bad breath
- Difficulty eating or chewing
- Drooling excessively
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Loose or missing teeth
- Swelling around the face or jaw
- Reluctance to let you touch their mouth
- Pawing at their mouth or face
- Changes in behavior, such as irritability or depression
- Visible tartar buildup or discoloration on teeth
Contact Us For Pet Dental Care Services
Angelus Pet Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care for your beloved pets. Our experienced team specializes in maintaining optimal oral health, offering regular check-ups, teeth cleaning, and necessary dental procedures. If you notice any signs of dental problems in your pets, don’t hesitate to reach out. Schedule an appointment and ensure your furry companions enjoy a happy life with excellent dental hygiene.