It is a myth that your furry companions don’t need to brush their teeth as often as you do. Most vets recommend that it be an everyday practice for pets. Dogs and cats are prone to dental problems more so than humans. Dental care is an often neglected area of pet care due to a lack of knowledge and myths. The skillful staff at Abbey Animal Hospital can help you navigate your pet’s dental care and understand what your furry friend needs so they can have pearly whites and a beautiful smile all their life!
What dental services does Abbey Animal Hospital provide?
When needed, our veterinarians can perform cleaning, polishing and tooth extraction procedures. They also perform dental exams to detect and treat dental problems in your pet. Our staff can help you pick out tools for brushing your furry friend’s teeth, as well as chews and treats to maintain their dental health.
What are the signs of dental problems in pets?
Signs that your pet needs a cleaning or a dental exam include:
- Bad breath
- Yellow or brown crust on the tooth surface
- Bleeding gums
- Change in chewing habits
- Tooth loss
- Excessive drooling
Why do pets need professional teeth cleaning?
Dental issues like plaque and tartar accumulate at a higher rate in dogs and cats due to the absence of brushing. Hardened plaque or tartar becomes a grave issue when it reaches below the gum line and can cause inflammation and serious pain for your pet. Our dental staff are trained to deal with such situations and ensure a thorough cleaning without causing discomfort to your pet.