Dental problems are among the most common health issues that companion animals face. In fact, by the time a pet reaches the age of 2, chances are that he or she is already experiencing some type of oral health problem. If left untreated, these issues can lead to everything from bad breath to serious medical conditions, like dental disease. The team at Claws N Paws is experienced in delivering both routine, preventative pet dentistry as well as advanced care for existing oral health conditions. We also offer support and guidance for home dental care.
Prevention is Key
To keep your own teeth and gums healthy, you engage in regular preventative care. You brush daily and visit the dentist at least once a year. Your pet needs the same kind of care and attention in order to maintain good oral health. The routine dental care at Claws N Paws includes regular exams and cleanings. This helps to reduce the amount of plaque and tartar that can build up on the teeth and keep your companion’s smile strong and bright. Preventative care also involves home brushing as well as the use of certain products that are designed to support pet dental health.
For pets that have already developed dental problems, such as gingivitis or dental disease, we can provide assistance with that as well. Our staff is experienced in treating and managing existing oral health conditions. Whether it’s addressing a cavity, extracting a diseased tooth or performing minor oral surgery, we’re up to the task. Even if you’ve never brought your pet in for dental care, it’s never too late to start!
Pets who are experiencing a problem with their teeth or gums often exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:
- Bad breath
- Noticeable build up on the teeth, near the gumline
- Changes in chewing habits
- Dropping food
- Pawing at the face
- Broken or missing teeth
- Gums that are inflamed or bleeding
- Swollen face
- Pain when touched near the mouth area
If your pet has been showing any of these signs, the time to schedule an appointment is now. The best way to manage an oral health problem is with timely and effective treatment.
We want to help your pet beat the odds and enjoy a healthy mouth for life. Join us in making a commitment to a lifetime of quality dental care. Schedule your pet’s next dental exam today!