Is bad breath coming between you and your pet?
Despite what you may have heard, foul breath isn’t something that pet owners simply must learn to live with. To the contrary, it’s probably a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.
Without proper care, your companion’s mouth can attract dangerous bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and lead to a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life.
The good news is, with the right support, this can all be prevented.
The professional dentistry services at Westwood Veterinary Hospital include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.
Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an exam. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also show you techniques to use at home to help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free in between visits.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your pet. The comprehensive dental services at Westwood Veterinary Hospital can help get you there!