Dental Care

Right under our noses, our pets can be dealing with the discomfort and health effects of periodontal disease or other oral health issues. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the age of 3. It is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets!


If left untreated, oral disease can lead to:

  • Heavy tartar build up
  • Sub gingival plaque
  • Periodontal disease
  • Bacteria in the blood stream
  • Loss of teeth
  • Complications with diabetes management
  • Damage to heart, liver, kidneys
  • Bone deterioration / bone infection

Pets are very good at hiding these problems, but our vets will check their teeth and gums every time they do a routine wellness exam and let you know if routine maintenance is good or intervention is recommended.  Some signs or indication that you may want to have your pet’s mouth checked before their routine wellness visit are:

  • Bad breath
  • Broken teeth, 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 or bleeding in or around the teeth or gums
  • Swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth

Oral Health is critical to your pet’s long term health; please keep an eye on your pet’s mouth and help him/her stay a healthy and happy companion!