Your pet’s oral care is more important than you think! Think of everything your pet uses its mouth for. Eating is number one on the list of course, but it’s also used to carry toys around, play, and give us big kisses when we get home. However, when your pet has poor oral health, it can affect other parts of its body, including the kidneys, liver, and heart. If your pet seems to be struggling with their food, has particularly bad breath, or is otherwise bothered by their mouth, bring them in for a checkup.
Veterinary Dentistry helps protect your pet’s smile!
Your pet’s oral care is more important than you think. Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Dental disease can lead to infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart. We recommend annual dental exams to get a baseline of your pet’s oral health. We’re also able to schedule dental cleanings when appropriate.
Unsure if your pet is having dental issues? Symptoms like bad breath, plaque build-up, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite are signs that your furbaby’s teeth may require veterinary attention.
In addition to regularly scheduled dental exams, we also offer dental x-rays and dental cleaning appointments. X-rays help us view and then appropriately treat teeth and bone that are hidden from view, as well as what’s going on under the gumline. X-rays can often reveal hidden and painful conditions that are hidden from the naked eye.
During a dental exam, we’ll also discuss home teeth cleaning tips and brushing instruction. Your home care with our dental services is the perfect combination to keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy! As a precedent-setting veterinarian in Woodbury, MN we take your pet’s oral health seriously. Schedule your dental visit today to protect your pet’s smile!