Your pet’s teeth can reveal a lot about their health. Poor dental health can put them at risk of developing other health issues. This is why routine dental examinations are essential for preventing infections, gum disease and other health conditions. To get your pet’s teeth examined, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-457-3911.
How do I know if my pet has dental issues?
Dental issues can easily be spotted by regularly checking and brushing your furry friend’s teeth. This is a great way to look for any signs of dental issues your pet may be experiencing. If you notice any changes, we highly recommend giving us a call to book an appointment. Staying on top of your pet’s dental health could help improve their overall health and protect them from harmful diseases. Common signs to look out for include:
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Loose teeth
- Foul breath
- Difficulty chewing
- Bumps or sores
- Bloody saliva
- Excessive drooling
What can I do at home to improve my pet’s dental health?
When it comes to maintaining your pet’s dental health, it can be hard to know where to start. During their annual checkup, our veterinarians would be happy to walk you through some techniques you can use to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Some of these include:
- Scheduling routine dental cleanings
- Brushing their teeth daily
- Feeding them good quality foods
- Using pet-specific toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Giving them chew toys to avoid build-up