Healthy Teeth Mean a Healthy Pet
As with humans , animal dentistry is important for maintaining the overall health of your companion. Dental diseases can be very painful for your pet if they are not taken care of properly, it is estimated that nearly 75% of cats and dogs aged 5 years and older suffer from dental diseases. These diseases can bring other infections that could spread bacteria to other parts of your pet's body. So unhealthy teeth means more than simple bad breath, this could be an indication of a more serious disease.
Cats and dogs have similar symptoms with regard to their teeth and oral health, so it is very important to pay attention to their breath because bad breath could be a symptom of dental diseases. However, there are other important signs to consider, here are some of the most common:
Broken teeth, loss of teeth or an abnormal amount of tartar on them. If your pet wont le you touch their mouth. Changes in your pet's behavior like not wanting to eat or chew, being more aggressive, chewing on one side of their mouth or paws their mouth regularly.
If your cat or dog start to have any of these symptoms, contact us to make an appointment with your veterinarian so we can completely check the dental health of your pet.
At the Victoria Veterinary Hospital, we offer a wide range of services to take care of your pet's overall dental health including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Your pet's dental care will be taken care of by our technical and veterinarian team with a full oral examination and dental X-rays will be performed as needed.