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Dental Services

All pets are at risk for Dental Disease. Dental Disease affects up to 80% of pets over the age of three.

Bad breath is often the first indicator of Dental Disease. To check for other indicators, gently lift your pet’s lips and check for tartar, inflamed gums, and/or missing or broken teeth. All may be signs that Dental Disease is affecting your pet. Cats, in addition to the previous symptoms listed, may also exhibit increased drooling and a failure to groom. Both cats and dogs may exhibit reluctance to eat or play with toys. “Chattering” of teeth when trying to eat, lethargy, bleeding gums, and/or eroded teeth can also indicate Dental Disease.

Dental Disease

Dental Disease progresses in stages. If caught early, treatment can prevent further damage to your pet’s gums and teeth. Infected gums and teeth do not only affect your pet’s mouth. They can also affect the heart, kidneys, intestinal tract, and joints. Any infected areas of the mouth that contain a multitude of bacteria can “seed” to other parts of the body.

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