Signs of Poor Dental Health in Your Pet
Your pet’s health and wellness program isn’t complete without oral care. Your pet’s overall health will impact his oral health, making it essential that he receive routine dental care. If you live in Broomfield or the surrounding areas, bring your furry friend to us at Animal Oasis of the Rockies for annual dental exams and cleanings. The following are some signs of poor dental health in pets.
Bad breath isn’t uncommon in pets, especially after they’ve consumed a meal. If the foul breath persists or worsens over time, however, your pet may have bacteria buildup in his mouth or have developed gum disease. Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in pets. A visit to our Broomfield veterinary specialist can determine if dental issues are causing your pet’s foul breath.
Discolored teeth are a sign of plaque or tartar buildup due to poor dental hygiene. During an annual cleaning, our veterinarian will remove plaque and tartar and polish your pet’s teeth, leaving them fresh and clean. In between cleanings, you can brush your pet’s teeth at home to prevent plaque buildup.
Swollen or Bleeding Gums
Swollen or bleeding gums are often a sign of gum disease. Our vet will examine your pet for gum disease during his annual dental exam and deep clean his teeth, particularly under the gum line, to manage gum disease symptoms. Routine pet dental care is key to protecting your pet from gum disease.
Loss of Appetite
Dental issues can be painful for your pet, making it uncomfortable for him to chew. As a result, your pet may lose his appetite and start to lose weight. This can weaken your pet’s overall health. If you notice your pet losing interest in his food, contact our Broomfield vet. We’ll schedule a checkup at our animal hospital to uncover the problem before it gets out of hand.
Trust Our Broomfield Veterinarian for Your Pet’s Dental Care
At Animal Oasis of the Rockies in Broomfield, dental services are part of our veterinary care. To schedule an exam or cleaning at our animal hospital, contact us at 303-900-7765.