Is bad breath keeping you from getting close to your pet?
Contrary to popular belief, stinky breath isn’t something that pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s likely a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.
Without appropriate care, your companion’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your loved one’s life.
The good news is, this can all be prevented with the right support.
The professional dentistry services at Harris Animal Hospital include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.
Some of the signs of dental disease in dogs and cats include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If your companion is showing any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an exam. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also demonstrate techniques you can use at home to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your four-legged friend. The comprehensive dental services at Harris Animal Hospital can help get you there!