When you prioritize your pet’s oral health, you prioritize their overall wellbeing. Neglecting your pet’s dental health could put them at risk of developing other health issues. With the help of our team, we can work to prevent dental problems such as infections, inflammation, and gum disease. To get your pet’s teeth examined by one of our veterinarians, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-242-0045.
What are the signs that my pet has dental issues?
More common tell-tale signs your pet has poor oral hygiene may be the smell of their breath. An easy way to check for any dental issues is by regularly brushing your pet’s teeth. This can help you spot any sores, bleeding, or inflammation. If you notice any changes to your pet’s teeth, gums, or mouth, call us to book an appointment to see one of our veterinarians. Some common signs of dental issues in pets include:
- Difficulty chewing
- Swollen gums or bumps
- Loose or broken teeth
- Bad breath
How can I improve my pet’s dental health?
The best way to take care of your pet’s dental health is to bring them in for their annual checkup. We can detect and treat any symptoms your pet may be experiencing earlier on before they cause any serious damage. Simple ways you can keep your pet’s teeth healthy at home include:
- Scheduling regular dental care appointments
- Brushing their teeth daily
- Pet-specific toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Healthy treat alternatives or chew toys to avoid build-up