Your pet’s oral care is more important than you think! When you think about how often our pets use their mouths – to eat, carry toys, play, and more – dental health plays a very important part in their quality of life. If left unchecked, oral disease can also affect major internal organs, such as the kidneys, liver, and heart. If your pet has unusually bad breath, bleeding gums, or seems bothered by the teeth, schedule a visit with WellHaven. We’ll even show you home-cleaning tips to keep your pet’s pearly whites looking bright.
Veterinary Dentistry protects your pet’s smile!
Your pet’s oral care is more important than you think. Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Dental disease can lead to infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart. We recommend annual dental exams to get a baseline of your pet’s oral health. We’re also able to schedule dental cleanings when appropriate.
Unsure if your pet is having dental issues? Symptoms like bad breath, plaque build-up, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite are signs that your furbaby’s teeth may require veterinary attention.
In addition to regularly scheduled dental exams, we also offer dental x-rays and dental cleaning appointments. X-rays help us view and then appropriately treat teeth and bone that are hidden from view, as well as what’s going on under the gumline. X-rays can often reveal hidden and painful conditions that are hidden from the naked eye.
During a dental exam, we’ll also discuss home teeth cleaning tips and brushing instruction. Your home care with our dental services is the perfect combination to keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy! As precedent-setting Hazel Dell, Vancouver, WA veterinarians we are proud to be here to keep your pet healthy and happy. Schedule your pet dentistry visit today!