Dental Care Services for Pets
The condition of your pet’s teeth is a clear sign of their health. Our veterinarians look after your pet’s oral hygiene by caring for their gums and ensure rough play isn’t damaging their teeth. We can spot infections and care for them immediately. We also provide methods for you to care for their dental hygiene at home. It’s important to remember that untreated dental problems may lead to larger systemic issues. For instance, oral bacteria may build up and enter the bloodstream, leading to kidney, heart and liver damage. To book an appointment, call us at 780.444.1324. Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health.
How often should I bring my pet in for dental cleaning?
The frequency of your pet’s visit depends on their breed, age, and how often you clean their teeth. Ideally, we like to see your pet’s for a dental visit once or twice a year. However, if our veterinarians are seeing positive signs of at home care then we may recommend an annual cleaning. Smaller dogs have finer teeth and will need extra attention from our veterinarians. Meanwhile, chewing toys you supply at home could strengthen their oral hygiene and lead to less frequent visits. Ultimately, it’s important we inspect their teeth for infections at least once a year. If left undetected for too long they can become prolonged complications.
What are signs of dental problems that I should look out for?
Some signs of dental problems include bad breath, bleeding gums and yellow plaque on their teeth. These are the first things we look for when your pet comes in for a cleaning appointment. They may indicate dental disease and will be treated immediately. If your pet is experiencing pain while they eat or have lost their appetite, this could be a reaction to a loose tooth or swollen gums. To avoid the issue escalating, book an appointment with us as soon as you can.