Why Your Pet Needs Regular Dental Care
Our goal is to prevent dental disease in as many pets as possible by providing lifelong, quality pet dental care services to Naples and surrounding areas. Pet dental care is a critical aspect of veterinary medicine. Considering that humans need to brush and floss their teeth daily, it should come as no surprise that our pets need daily treatment, too.
Without a daily regimen, plaque and tartar will build up on your pet’s teeth, spread under the gum line and release harmful bacteria. This bacteria can lead to painful, swollen gums (gingivitis) or even dental disease. Dental disease can result in tooth loss, infected gums, or even heart, liver and kidney disease.
Signs Your Pet Could Have a Dental Health Problem
We pay very close attention to our patients’ dental health and dedicate time to educating our clients so they can anticipate and prevent dental problems altogether. Routine exams can help us catch issues early on and offer suggestions for treatment. Between visits, make sure to keep an eye out for any signs that could point to poor oral health. This includes:
- Noticeably bad breath
- Brownish/yellow teeth
- Loose or broken teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Decreased appetite
- Dropping food
- Lack of interest in usual activities
- Swelling around the face/muzzle
Contact The Animalife Veterinary Center at (239) 513-1777 if your pet is showing any of these signs. We’ll perform an oral exam and determine the next steps in their treatment.