Your pet's teeth serve many functions. They can help your pet distinguish different textures, allowing them to play fetch and pick up those pesky branches that seem to always cover your driveway. Your pet's teeth are also critical in helping your dog or cat eat solid foods and stay healthy.
However, many people may not understand that pet dental care is a routine part of your pet's health, and may be included in your dog or cat’s yearly exam. At Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital serving Granada Hills, CA, a veterinarian on our team can offer pet dental care and dentistry services so your cat or dog can continue to munch away on their favorite foods and snacks without pain.
What Is Included in Pet Dental Care?
Pet dental care is a type of pet care that encompasses the oral health of your dog or cat. When visiting a veterinarian on our veterinary team for pet dental care, the vet might conduct a series of tests and exams on your dog or cat's teeth to ensure they are strong and healthy.
Through physical exams, regular tooth cleanings, and improvements in oral hygiene, your pet can continue to have a beautiful smile and strong, healthy teeth.
Your pet exam might include tooth cleanings, a vet on our veterinary team asking questions about your pet's oral hygiene and diet, and more.
How Can Dentistry Help my Pet?
It can be important to take your pet to a veterinary dentist if they experience negative effects of poor oral health. This can include issues such as bad breath, facial swelling, tooth decay, gum disease, tooth rot, or more.
Other signs also include if your pet is leaving blood in their food and water bowl or on their chew toys. These signs indicate that your dog or cat may need serious help from pet dentistry, and that they may need to get seen by a vet on our veteriary team quickly.
A vet at our animal hospital can recommend treatments such as medications to help alleviate oral pain, surgery to clear away tooth decay and infections, and other treatments such as lifestyle changes in oral hygiene.
Get Pet Dental Care and Dentistry from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team at Our Animal Hospital
At Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital serving Granada Hills, CA, we're here to help protect your pet's health which includes pet dental care and dentistry. Call us at (818) 363-8143 to set up an appointment with a veterinarian on our veterinary team.