How To Know When You Need Pet Teeth Cleaning
If your pet has a dental problem, you may notice signs such as decreased appetite or dropping food, marked odor to breath, bleeding from the mouth, or reddened gums. Any of these signs indicates the need for a veterinary evaluation. We advise you to be careful when checking your pet’s mouth, as pain can cause animals to bite. There are many reasons why pet dental care is so important. Some other symptoms of a need for dental work are:
- Bad Breath
- Change In Eating Habits
- Increased Urination and Drinking
The Importance of Caring for Your Pet’s Teeth
Most humans regularly visit their dentist, brush their teeth twice a day, floss, and use mouthwash. We know that failing to perform these basic dental care routines often results in toothaches, cavities, bad breath, and discolored teeth. Just like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from many of the same symptoms if their teeth are not properly cared for. By visiting our clinic for regularly scheduled cat and dog teeth cleaning and checkups, you can help your pet live a long and comfortable life.
Aside from pain and bad breath, poor dental care can even lead to more serious health concerns like tooth and gum infections, heart and kidney problems, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. An easy way to keep your pet’s teeth clean in between vet visits is to use special pet toothbrushes, teeth-strengthening water additives, or chew treats designed to clean plaque from the teeth.
Contact us to schedule a pet dental checkup with our clinic. We are proudly located in Roseville, Minnesota.