Does your Pet have Bad Breath?
With February right around the corner, we’re celebrating Pet Dental Health month early here at Trinity Animal Hospital. Did you know that your pet’s dental health is JUST as important as dental health is to a human? Yes, it’s true! This is why we recommend that your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once per year by a veterinarian. That check-up allows us to detect early signs of a problem and by doing it once per year, we’re ensuring that your pet’s mouth is healthy.
There are a few different signs that a pet is experiencing periodontal disease. If gum disease is left untreated, it is painful for your pet’s mouth and can also lead to a chronic infection in the oral cavity. This infection can spread bacteria to the bloodstream and affect the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Ask yourself if you’ve seen any of the following with your pet?
- Bad breath
- Swelling in Areas Surrounding Mouth
- Teeth that are Covered in Tartar
- Broken or Loose Teeth
- Bleeding from Mouth
- Reduced appetite
- Abnormal Chewing
If you think your pet is experiencing any of these signs, follow these simple steps to help get rid of dental disease and keep your pet smiling!
If it’s time for your pet’s yearly teeth cleaning or you have questions about your pet’s dental health, give us a call. We’d love to get that scheduled for you and get your pet feeling and looking better! 919-303-7880.