Is bad breath driving a wedge between you and your pet?
Contrary to popular belief, foul breath isn’t something that pet owners must simply learn to tolerate. In fact, it’s likely a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.
Without proper care and attention, your companion’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream triggering a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life.
The good news is, with the right support, periodontitis is preventable.
The professional dentistry services at Waterloo West Animal Hospital include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.
Common signs of dental disease in companion animals 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 pet is showing any of these signs, it’s time to book a dental appointment. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also show you how you can help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free in between exams and cleanings.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your pet. The comprehensive dental services at Waterloo West Animal Hospital can help get you there!