Did you know that dental care is one of the most neglected aspects of pet health? Did you also know that your pet can actually live longer by receiving regular dental care?
Without regular cleanings by a veterinarian, bacteria build up on the teeth and gums. Over time, the constant swallowing of bacteria can potentially cause damage to the liver, kidneys, and heart. At Ox Bottom Animal Hospital, we want to keep your pet healthy as long as possible, and veterinary dental care is an important factor for the longevity of your pet.
One tricky aspect of pet care is that our pets have a natural instinct to hide the fact that something is wrong. Our pets do their best to hide painful conditions, but some signs that indicate they may be suffering from periodontal disease include:
- Bad breath
- Blood in the saliva
- Loose teeth
- Lack of eating due to the pain in the mouth
- Weight loss
If you have never had your pet treated for dental care or if you notice your pet displaying any of the above symptoms, give us a call at Ox Bottom Animal Hospital and we will take care of your pet’s needs.