Does your pet’s breath have you shying away from kisses and cuddles?
Contrary to popular belief, stinky breath isn’t something that pet owners must simply learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your pet could use a visit to the dentist.
Without adequate care, an animal’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your loved one’s life.
The good news is, with the right support, this can all be prevented.
The professional dentistry services at Valley Animal 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 showing any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. We’ll identify the problem and address it swiftly, improving the chances of a positive outcome. We’ll also show you ways you can help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your furry friend. The comprehensive dental services at Valley Animal Hospital can help get you there!