Did you know that dental care is just as important to your pet as it is to you? At Bear Creek Veterinary Care, we know that oral health is an important component to general health and wellness. Over 70% of all adult pets suffer from periodontal disease, meaning that they have loss of the supporting structures of their teeth which often results in loose teeth, changes in behavior, bacteria in the blood stream and damage to vital organs.
Proper care of your pet’s teeth includes regular checkups and professional cleanings to remove tartar buildup above and below the gum line, and a full mouth assessment to check for chipped or broken teeth, periodontal disease, root abscesses and other potential problems. That is why the Doctors at Bear Creek Veterinary Care recommend a yearly Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment exam (COHAT) for your pet. If any problems are found we are fully equipped to provide the best solutions and treatments to help your pet get back to good oral health. Proper oral health care, both professionally and at home, can help extend your pet’s happy and healthy years.
Indications that your pet might be in need of oral health care include:
- Bad breath
- Reluctance to chew
- Change in chewing behaviors
- Reluctance to allow home care
- Broken or discolored teeth
- Loose teeth
- Decreased appetite
- Difficulty swallowing
- Rubbing of the face with paw or on carpeting
Contact us today to discuss your pet’s oral health and ask what you can do to keep your pet’s mouth and body healthy.