Good dental health is one of the keystones of good overall health for your pet.
Keeping your pet’s mouth in good condition is the first step to keeping your pet healthy and comfortable.
Most pets over the age of two have some oral health issues, and mostly their pet parents are unaware of the problems. To help you figure out if your pet needs dental care, we’ve put together seven questions to ask yourself about your pet’s mouth and behavior. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions it’s a sign that your dog or cat probably needs teeth cleaning or other dental care.
Dental Health Checklist
- Does your pet’s breath smell?
- Is there brown buildup around the teeth or along the gum line?
- Are the gums red, swollen, or bleeding?
- Is your pet reluctant to eat crunchy food, or do they chew on only one side?
- Are there gaps where teeth are missing?
- Is there sometimes blood in your pet’s water bowl?
- Is your cat or dog over two years old and has never had a dental exam?
The dental health problems that any of these signs reveal could be causing your pet real discomfort and may lead to future serious general health problems such as heart and liver or kidney disease.
Book a Dental Exam today–we’ll check out your pet’s mouth, alert you to any problems that we find, and set you on the road to future dental health. Call us at 416-469-1121, or use the form below.