Pet Dental Care and Its Importance in Your Pet's Health

Dental, or periodontal, disease is more prevalent in pets than you may realize. It affects most dogs and cats over the age of three, making it the most common dental condition for pets. If left untreated, it can develop into a much more serious condition that affects your pet’s vital organs. Fortunately, this disease is entirely preventable. With consistent at-home dental care and occasional professional cleaning at our Germantown practice, your pet can steer clear of this potentially dangerous condition.

Pet Dental Care in Germantown: Dog Chewing Bone
Pet Dental Care in Germantown: Vet Examines Cat's Teeth

Signs of Dental Disease

Unfortunately, the early signs of dental disease can be quite subtle until the disease is already far more advanced and therefore more difficult to manage. Keep an eye out for these signs of progressing periodontal disease:

  • Bad breath – an early sign that should not be written off as ‘just a dog thing’!
  • Red swollen gums
  • Discolored teeth
  • Loose or broken teeth
  • Difficulty chewing (food and/or toys)
  • Bleeding from the mouth

If your pet exhibits any of these signs, it could be a sign of disease! Bring them in and we’ll treat them to a full dental cleaning and exam to prevent further progression of disease.


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