Comprehensive Pet Dental Care
When you bring your pet in for dental care at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care, you can rest assured they’re in good hands. We’re always here for the pets of Kronenwetter and surrounding areas. During pet dental care procedures, our advanced monitoring equipment and skilled staff ensure your pet’s complete safety. Annual pet dental cleanings are important. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, by age three most dogs and cats show signs of gum disease. By bringing your pet in for regular dental treatment, you can easily prevent what might become a serious illness.
What Pet Dental Care Involves
We encourage our patients to brush their cat or dog’s teeth daily, but we understand the limitations involved. Our staff and veterinarians are more than happy to demonstrate how to brush your pet’s teeth. Treat training with your dog may be helpful to get the job done. We can also give you recommendations on oral dental chews, but annual dental care at our practice is a necessary part of your pet’s healthcare routine.
During a pet dental care visit, we’ll run any needed diagnostics or bloodwork before we sedate your pet with anesthesia. We’re fortunate at Kronenwetter to have equipment that gives your pet just the right amount of oxygen and anesthesia throughout the procedure. After your pet is sedated, we’ll give them a careful examination and a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. If your pet needs a diseased tooth extracted, we’ll alert you and take care of it right away.
Watching for Gum Disease in Your Pet
Bad breath may be more than a sign your pet needs their teeth brushed. Pets are affected by the same tooth and gum conditions humans are. Regular pet dental care and cleanings can dramatically reduce the incidence of gum disease, but it’s useful to watch for its symptoms as a pet owner. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when plaque develops into tartar, then irritates and invades surrounding tissue.
The signs of gum disease include:
- Foul breath
- Red, inflamed gums
- Bleeding gums
- Decreased appetite
- Trouble chewing food
- Swelling around the face and jawbone
- Excessive drooling
- Yellow or discolored teeth
- Loose or broken teeth
Please contact us for any more information about how we can keep your pet’s teeth clean and healthy.