Is Your Pet in Need of Dental Care?
- posted: Sep. 02, 2016
In Need of Pet Dental Care in Phoenix?
When it comes to your pet's health, proper dental care is just as critical as exercise, socialization, proper nutrition, and preventative medicine. Unfortunately, pet dental health seems to be frequently overlooked. Our Phoenix Veterinarians are here to help you and your pet with all of their dental needs.
When to See Your Phoenix Veterinarian for Pet Dental Problems
Problems affecting an animal's dental health may include oral cysts or tumors, infected teeth, periodontal disease, and broken teeth or jaw bones. It's not always easy to tell if your animal is suffering from an oral health condition, so it's important to have your pet's mouth and teeth regularly examined by our Phoenix veterinarians. Also, speak with our veterinarians right away if you notice any of the following:
Bleeding, swelling, or palpable lumps in/around the mouth
Visible plaque build-up on teeth
Excessive/increased amount of drooling
Discolored, loose, broken, and/or missing teeth
Reduced appetite, vomiting, or sudden disinterest in food
Difficulty eating (e.g., dropping food or eating on only one side of the mouth)
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Gums, Healthy Body: The Importance of Pet Dental Care
Pet dental health has a significant impact on every other aspect of your animal's well-being. Problems affecting the teeth, gums, or mouth may lead to other medical problems for your animal, such as heart disease or urinary tract infections. Sometimes, a dental health issue can be a sign of another underlying disease. In either case, prevention of dental problems through adequate pet dental care is critical for protecting your animal against various illnesses--which could otherwise be expensive to treat and potentially life-threatening.
So, what does proper pet dental care look like?
Teeth brushing with pet-appropriate dental tools
Safe and appropriate toys for chewing
Annual pet dental cleanings for dogs and cats by a veterinarian
If a problem does arise with your pet's dental health, our veterinarian in Phoenix can provide the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan, which may include tooth extraction and dental cleaning.
Pet Dental Cleaning Discount: For a Limited Time Only!
North Central Animal Hospital is proud to be one of the premier locations for quality pet dental care in Phoenix all year round. Right now, we're offering dental cleanings for dogs and cats for $199. That's $100 less than the usual price! Ask about joining our Pet Wellness Program for more and future discounts.
If your animal companion is due for a dental exam and cleaning, don't wait--this special offer won't last. Call our Phoenix veterinarian team today!