Pet Dental Care
Periodontal Disease Prevention & Dental Care For Dogs and Cats
When you take care of your pet's teeth, you improve their quality of life as well. In addition to brushing your pet's teeth every day, scheduling your pet to have a dental cleaning once a year is one of the most important things you can do to help maintain your pet's good health.
Clean teeth means fresh breath and better snuggles! When your pet has bad breath it can be an indicator of dental disease. Other indicators can also include a lack of appetite. Periodontal disease is one of the most common medical diseases for cats and dogs.
“It's estimated that by the age of two, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some form of periodontal disease." The AVMA recommends that pet owners brush their pets' teeth every day, or at least several times a week.
Why Is Anesthesia Used For Dental Cleanings?
Tracy Animal Hospital provides a full array of pet dental care services for both cats and dogs. We also perform all of our pet dental cleanings and procedures under anesthesia. Anesthetized dental cleanings with full mouth dental radiographs are the only way to perform a thorough oral exam, properly assess and address all periodontal issues, and clean the bacteria from below the gum line. It is best for the safety of your pet and the staff. We take into consideration the age and health of a pet prior to recommending the use of anesthesia as there are certain risks associated with this procedure.
Your Pet's Complete Dental Care
In addition to regular scheduled teeth cleanings, our veterinary clinic provides comprehensive dental care. Pet Dental Care Services include:
We believe that good dental hygiene in our pets is not just about treating problems - it is about good prevention. It starts with care at home. Our staff is happy to teach you how to examine your pet's mouth, the proper technique for brushing their teeth, as well as recommend treats and diets that support dental health.
Common Dental Problems
Keeping a close eye on your pet's teeth can save them from chronic pain and long-term illnesses down the road. Some of the most common symptoms of dental disease in dogs and cats includes:
If you notice that you dog or cat has any of these symptoms, please contact our pet clinic in Cypress, Tx at 281-970-0601 and make an appointment with one of our skilled and caring veterinarians.
If you are ready to make an appointment for your dog or cat, click on the button below. Our caring staff is here to help and we look forward to seeing you soon. If you are in need of urgent care, please call 281-970-0601.