Does your pet have bad breath?
Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t something that pet owners just have to learn to live with. In fact, it could be a sign of a serious dental problem that needs attention.
At Winchester Veterinary Clinic, we believe a healthier mouth leads to a healthier, happier pet. Without regular care, your pet could be at risk of developing dental disease, a common but serious medical condition that can spread throughout the entire body. We want to help your loved one beat the odds and enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Our professional pet dentistry services include everything necessary to achieve optimum oral health. It starts with routine, preventative care, including exams and cleanings. This helps to keep plaque and tartar from building up on the teeth and below the gum line. As a result of regular care, your pet will enjoy fresher breath and stronger teeth – perfect for playing fetch or tackling that new chew toy!
If our routine exams reveal a problem, such as gingivitis or the beginning signs of dental disease, we can assist with that as well. Our staff members are trained in advanced dental care techniques, including tooth extractions and minor oral surgery. We’ll work hard to get the issue under control once and for all.
Some of the signs of dental problems in pets include:
- Pawing at the mouth
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Bad breath
- Discomfort when touched near the mouth
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Broken or missing teeth
- Swollen, inflamed or bleeding gums
If you notice any of these things, schedule a dental exam right away. Your pet may be in pain, so we want to get that taken care of as soon as possible.
In addition to our professional dentistry services, we’ll also help you brush up on your pet’s home dental care needs. Our technicians would be glad to provide a demonstration on how to care for your pet’s teeth and gums in between appointments. We’ll also offer advice and guidance on various products, such as toys and treats, which are designed to support a healthy mouth.
Whether you’re right on top of things or you’ve never really given much thought to your pet’s oral health, now’s the time to schedule an appointment. Together we’ll tackle the important topic of dental care and help your loved one live a better life.