Pet Dental Care is Part of Our Comprehensive Wellness Program
Pets are not typically known for their fresh, minty breath, but a pet’s bad breath can be an indication that larger problems are at hand. One of the essential components of a pet’s overall health care is pet dental care, and at Brecksville Animal Hospital, we offer dog dental and cat dental services.
Pet Dental Care is Part of our Comprehensive Wellness Program. Extremely bad breath in a pet can be a sign of an oral or dental disease, conditions that require immediate treatment from our Brecksville Animal Hospital before they become worse and potentially lead to the deterioration of a pet’s overall health. Other signs of an oral or dental condition include loose teeth, discolored teeth covered in tartar, and constantly dropping food or drooling from the mouth. Pets suffering from a dental or oral disease can also experience bleeding from the mouth area, a tendency to shy away from touching around the mouth, and a loss of weight or appetite. The latter symptom is one that requires immediate care from Dr. Sherri Perdue, as it can be an indication of other internal diseases in addition to a dental or oral condition.
Such extreme conditions may require extreme measures, such as dental surgery, although pet owners do not need to wait until a pet experiences such symptoms. As it is with humans, the most effective cat and dog dental care is preventative measures. Dr. Sherri Perdue can provide regular pet dental examinations and cleanings, which can be scheduled on their own or as part of the pet’s annual wellness program checkup. Dental X-rays can be taken during the exam to help spot and treat potential problem areas before they advance to a serious level.