Pet Dental Care
Does your pet have bad breath? Has he been pawing at his mouth a lot lately? Does she seem to not have much of an appetite? If the answer is yes, these behaviors may be the result of gum disease, a potentially fatal condition that affects more than half of all dogs and cats by age 3. The good news is that this disease can be prevented with professional veterinary care and at-home care. We’re pleased to offer pet dentistry services in Orlando at our emergency pet hospital because we want your four-legged friend to be as healthy and happy as possible!
Our pet dentistry services are designed to both treat and prevent gum disease. They include:
- Advanced monitoring of vitals throughout the entire dental procedure
- General anesthesia for your pet’s safety
Gum Disease Symptoms
Ideally, you should bring your pet in for a wellness exam at least once a year. These exams allow our doctor to determine if a more extensive pet dental exam and cleaning is necessary. Although only a licensed veterinarian can give an accurate, official diagnosis of gum disease, the following are some signs you can look for at home:
- Chronic bad breath
- Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
- Loose or discolored teeth
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Excessive tartar buildup
- Loss of appetite or weight loss
- Pawing at the mouth (which could indicate pain)
At-Home Pet Dental Care
Professional dental care is one of the best ways to keep your pet’s mouth healthy, but YOU play a critical role in his/her maintenance plan as well. It’s best to brush your pet’s teeth from home on a regular basis (daily or every few days). We also recommend toys and treats that are designed to prevent tartar buildup. We can give you our product recommendations as well as some tips on brushing during your pet’s next exam visit.