Dental Care for Your Pet
Just like humans, your pet needs regular dental care. When we don’t care for our teeth, it results in bacterial build-up, painful cavities, and can negatively affect overall health. The same is true for our pets. Poor oral health can lead to serious infection and illness that can cause lasting damage to your pet’s heart, lungs, liver or kidneys. Unfortunately, we can’t always tell when our pets are hurting, so regular dental cleanings at home and at the vet are key.
Signs of Dental Issues
Dogs are often associated with bad breath, but this is often one of the early warning signs of dental disease. With any pet, it’s important to look out for any visible plaque, or discoloration of the gums. Missing teeth and bleeding are major red flags, and require a veterinary attention. Lack of appetite or refusal to drink can also be symptoms of oral or dental conditions. Affordable Animal Hospital of Covina can evaluate your pet’s oral health and determine the best course of action.
How do I take care of my pet's teeth?
Just like humans, pets require frequent brushing and regular cleanings for their teeth. Toys and bones are just not enough for to maintain healthy oral hygiene. Whether pet brushes or soft bristled children’s toothbrushes, there are products available to care for your pet’s daily oral health. Affordable Animal Hospital of Covina is there, just like your dentist, to provide the deep, thorough cleanings that are key to your pet’s health. We will work with you to provide education on your pet’s oral health and to choose an in-home dental health procedure that works for you and your pet. Call us to schedule an appointment to so your cat or dog maintains healthy teeth and gums for a longer life.