Does your pet’s breath make you cringe?
Despite what you may have heard, stinky breath isn’t something that pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, to the contrary, it’s likely a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.
Without adequate care, your companion’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and lead to a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your loved one’s life.
The good news is, with the right support, this is preventable.
The professional dentistry services at Thetis Heights Veterinary Clinic include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.
Some of the common signs of dental disease in companion animals include:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the chances of a good prognosis. We’ll also show you how you can help keep your companion’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your furry friend. The comprehensive dental services at Thetis Heights Veterinary Clinic can help get you there!