Pet dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Dental problems can cause a host of other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be examined at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:
- bad breath
- broken or loose teeth
- extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
- reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- pain in or around the mouth
- bleeding from the mouth
- swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth.
Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pet’s behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian.
To read more about dog and cat dental care from the AVMA (and to take a quiz on your dental knowledge), go to: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Pet-Dental-Care.aspx.
Autumn urges you to call us today at 610-539-6820 to schedule a dental exam for your pet!