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Keeping an Eye on Your Pet’s Dental Health

Keeping an Eye on Your Pet’s Dental Health

One aspect of pet care that can be easy to forget is dental health. Just like humans, pets need regular check-ups for their teeth. While taking your pet to the vet regularly is an important part of being a pet owner, it may be easy to forget the importance of the vet checking on your animal’s dental health during these visits.

One aspect of pet care that can be easy to forget is dental health. Just like humans, pets need regular check-ups for their teeth. While taking your pet to the vet regularly is an important part of being a pet owner, it may be easy to forget the importance of the vet checking on your animal’s dental health during these visits. Additionally, your pet’s dental health can be connected to their overall health, so knowing a thing or two to keep an eye out for can be very useful. Luckily, there are some basic dental health facts that you can be familiar with to make sure you stay on top of your pet’s dental health.

It can be unusual to pay close attention to your pet’s mouth. However, by checking out their teeth and gums occasionally, and knowing what to look out for, you could potentially save yourself time and money on top of ensuring your pet’s safety. Look for damaged teeth that may be loose, chipped, or discolored. Bad breath may be related to diet, but it could also be a sign of gum disease. Pay attention to when your pet abnormally drops food while eating or excessively drools. Of course, any signs of pain near the mouth, bleeding, or swelling should be addressed immediately.

A lot of different causes can be at the root of a dental issue for your pet. These may include damaged teeth or roots, gum disease, cysts or abscesses, infections, misalignment of bones, or palate defects. Keep in mind that just because you notice an abnormality in your pet’s teeth or mouth does not mean there is a serious issue. The best thing to keep in mind is to ensure that your little friend is getting regular vet checkups where they can catch any issues early. Vet dental care can include anything like cleaning, filing, adjustment, x-rays, repair, extraction, or dental surgery. 

While it may sound silly, the best way to prevent issues and maintain your pet’s dental health is to brush their teeth. This helps to avoid plaque build-up, just like in humans. There are also a number of helpful dental products that you can use in addition to brushing, or when brushing may not be an option. There are additives for water, dental specific treats, toys that help with dental health, and more. Come on in or call us at Pet World to speak with a pet specialist today to learn more about what you can do to maintain your pet’s dental health. 

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