Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you went weeks, months or years without brushing. Sadly, this is a harsh reality for many companion animals. Without adequate care, your pet’s teeth and gums can become covered in plaque and tartar, which can eventually lead to dental disease. Poor dental care can even cause disease in other areas of your pet’s body, potentially shortening his or her lifespan.
The good news is you can help prevent this simply by making a commitment to dental care. Heritage Veterinary Hospital offers full service, comprehensive pet dentistry, from routine to advanced procedures.
Sit. Stay. Say ‘Cheese’!
Our hospital is outfitted with up-to-date dental care equipment, and our staff is experienced in all the latest pet dentistry techniques. Whether it’s a preventative teeth cleaning or a complex procedure to manage an existing dental condition, we’ve got all of your pet’s oral health care needs covered!
Some of the signs that a pet may be experiencing dental problems include:
- Pawing at the face
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Pain when pet near the mouth
- Changes in eating or chewing habits (dropping food; disinterest in chew toys)
- Inflamed gums
- Broken or missing teeth
These are all indicators that your pet needs a professional dental exam. Even if you bring your companion in regularly for care, if you notice any of these signs or symptoms between scheduled appointments, it’s time to give us a call or text. The sooner we can identify and address oral health problems, the better the outcome for your pet.
Finally, although just as important, we will do our best to support your role as part of your pet’s dental care team. Beyond professional cleanings, you have the ability to extend the work we’ve done by brushing your pet’s teeth at home, in between vet visits. This will improve the strength and wellness of your companion’s teeth and gums, which can directly impact his or her life and longevity. Let’s partner with one another to help give your loved one the clean, healthy smile he or she deserves!