Oral and dental care is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Poor oral hygiene can actually lead to more than just bad breath. A number of health problems can be caused by not properly caring for your cat’s or dog’s teeth. Daily brushing and regular checkups by a veterinarian are key ways to keep your furry friend’s mouth and teeth healthy.
How do I take care of my pet’s oral health at home?
Many people may not know this, but veterinarians recommend brushing your pet’s teeth every day. The best way to do this is to start when pets are young so that it becomes part of their daily routine. This will make the process less unpleasant for you and your pet.
When brushing your cat’s or dog’s teeth, use a toothbrush with soft bristles in a suitable size along with toothpaste made specifically for pets.
Dental food is another excellent way to support your pet’s oral health. This type of food is formulated to reduce the buildup of bacteria and tartar in cats and dogs.
What dental services do you offer at Hôpital vétérinaire St-Lazare?
Our dental services include tooth extraction, tartar removal, polishing and dental X-rays. Call us for more information about our dental services.
What are the symptoms of dental problems in cats and dogs?
Bad breath, red gums, tartar buildup on teeth, difficulty eating, excessive drooling, loose teeth, loss of appetite and weight loss are some of the signs of dental disease or issues.