Believe it or not, stinky dog breath doesn’t have to be a way of life! Bad breath can be a sign of dental disease. Dental disease is the most common disease identified in dogs and cats, with more than 70% of cats and 80% of dogs over age three suffering with some form of dental disease.
Bad breath isn’t the only consequence of dental disease. Pets can get plaque, tartar, gingivitis and other periodontal diseases too. According to the American Animal Hospital Association, “diseases of the oral cavity, if left untreated, are often painful and can lead to more serious health problems including heart, lung and kidney disease.”
Sometimes the tartar is visible on your pet’s teeth, but other signs of dental disease can include excessive drooling, dropping food, facial swelling, oral bleeding or even unusual aggression or shying away when touched in the mouth area.
But we’re here to help!
During a physical examination, our experienced veterinary team can recommend an oral program suited to your pet’s needs. If oral surgery is recommended, your pet's procedure will include a thorough oral examination, full-mouth x-rays, periodontal charting, ultrasonic scaling and polishing and, when necessary (and only when necessary), removal of diseased teeth.
Call (978) 369-3503 or email us to book an oral exam today!
Before and after photo's of Grace: tartar buildup before and sparkling choppers after!