Is bad breath driving a wedge between you and your pet?
Despite what you may have heard, stinky breath isn’t something that pet owners must simply learn to live with. To the contrary, it’s probably a sign that your companion needs to visit the dentist.
Without proper attention, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your loved one’s life.
The good news is, with the right support, this can be prevented.
The professional dentistry services at West Greenwich Animal Hospital include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.
Some of the signs of dental disease in dogs and cats 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 an appointment. We’ll pinpoint the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also show you some techniques for keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free at home.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your furry friend. The comprehensive dental services at West Greenwich Animal Hospital can help get you there!