At Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital of Montclair, CA, pet dentistry is a vital part of our comprehensive approach to animal health and wellness. The dental health of your pet is important not only for their teeth but for the rest of their body as well. When oral disease is left untreated, it causes swollen, bleeding, and receding gums and painful, loose, and missing teeth due to tooth decay. But it also causes infections that can damage many of the internal organs, including the heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs. Periodontal disease is very common in dogs and cats, and most pets will show symptoms of it by the time they are three years of age. Early detection through regular exams is a key factor in effectively treating oral disease.
Pet Oral Care At Home
You can do a lot right at home to promote good dental health and hygiene in your pet. You should inspect their teeth for signs of dental problems on a regular basis. Look for broken, loose, or missing teeth, red, swollen, and bleeding gums, symptoms of mouth pain like awkward chewing and refusal to eat, unusual breath odor, and excessive buildup of plaque and tartar. You can even teach your pet to let you brush their teeth. Ask your veterinarian about special dental diets and chews and treats to help keep their teeth clean and healthy.
Pet Dentistry At Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital
We offer a full range of pet dentistry services, including dental exams, teeth cleaning and polishing, surgery and extractions, x-rays, and lab testing. We’re fully equipped with a state-of-the-art surgical suite and diagnostic lab to perform the latest techniques in pet dentistry.
During any dental procedure, your pet will be sedated to keep them still and quiet. We’ll do some routine lab tests on blood and saliva to check for any issues that might cause complications. Plan for your pet to spend the whole day at the clinic. After the procedure, your veterinarian will review the results of the exam and recommend further dental treatment if needed. If surgery or tooth extractions have been done, the vet will prescribe antibiotics and painkillers and advise you on aftercare at home.
The Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital is ready to provide all of your pet dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment, contact our offices using our online form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.
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