All of these things are signs that your pet could potentially be suffering from some type of dental problem. If left untreated, these smaller problems can lead to much bigger concerns, including the development of periodontal disease, a serious medical condition that can cause problems throughout your pet’s entire body. Yet, according to statistics, the majority of adult dogs and cats are not getting the dental care they need. As a result, they may be suffering from discomfort, pain and even shortened lifespans.
Help your loved one beat the odds by making a commitment to ongoing dental care, both professional and at home. The team at Lansdowne Animal Hospital offers complete pet dentistry services, from routine cleanings to the advanced treatment of existing oral health problems. Even if you’ve never given your pet’s dental care a second thought, it’s never too late to start! Whether it’s a routine exam or cleaning, or something more complex, like oral surgery, we’re prepared to handle all of your pet’s dental care needs.
In addition to our professional pet dentistry services, we’ll also work with you to show you how you can help your loved one maintain good oral health at home, in between vet visits. This includes demonstrations on proper home brushing techniques as well as advice and guidance on certain products that you can try that are designed to support strong teeth and healthy gums in pets.
Some of the signs that your pet may be suffering from a dental problem include, but are not limited to:
- Excessive drooling
- Bad breath
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Broken or missing teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Pawing at the mouth
- Obvious pain when touched near the mouth area
If you notice any of these things – even if your pet receives regular dental exams – give us a call right away. The sooner we can identify and address a potential dental problem, the better the outcome for your furry friend.
If you want your pet to live a long, healthy life – and we know you do – don’t neglect his or her dental care. Give us a call today and let’s get that special little guy or gal smiling pretty for years to come!