Just like in humans, maintaining dental hygiene is a critical part of keeping your pet healthy. While pets don’t tend to get cavities like humans, they can suffer from other dental health issues such as gum disease or periodontal disease. Research shows that dental disease is the number one ailment found in both dogs and cats, making dental care a number one priority for your pet’s veterinary care routine.
Dental disease affects the gums and structures that support your pet’s teeth. It begins with plaque buildup, which then hardens into tartar. If the tartar gets below your pet’s gum line, it can lead to inflammation that damages the supporting structures of your pet’s teeth but also causes infection.
Without proper care and treatment, dental disease can lead to bad breath, tooth loss, and painful chewing, making your pet’s daily tasks difficult and diminishing their quality of life.
At the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro, we are celebrating Pet Dental Health Month throughout January and February. This is a great time to bring your pet in to receive dental services and get them on track to improving their dental health.
Signs that Your Pet Requires Dental Care
It is essential to regularly inspect your pet’s mouth for any signs of dental issues. You should check your pet’s teeth for brownish-gold build up on the teeth, close to the gum line. This buildup is tartar and will need to be removed. If you see redness or bleeding along their gum line, this could indicate gingivitis. When inspecting your pet’s mouth, you should also look for:
- Loose, broken or missing teeth
- Pawing at the mouth, pain in the mouth
- Inability to eat or drink
- Bad breath
- Difficulty chewing
How Professional Dental Care Can Benefit Your Pet
With the professional dental cleaning and other dental services offered by the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro, you can have the plaque and visible tartar removed from your pet’s mouth while also eliminating the bacteria that may be trapped under their gums.
With regular cleaning and proactive dental care, you can prevent:
- Oral Pain
- Organ damage due to infection
- Bad breath
- Dental Disease from worsening
Take Advantage of Our Pet Dental Health Month Special
During January and February, we will be offering 20% off all Dental Services for Cats and Dogs. Our expert dental services include:
- Teething cleaning
- Tooth extractions
- Oral surgery
- Dental x-rays
- Preventative care
Don’t miss this chance to take advantage of our special offer for Pet Dental Health Month. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!