Dental Care for Your Furry Friends
Here at Animal Medical Center, we love pets of all shapes and sizes. Many pet owners today consider their dog or cat to be a member of the family and so much more than a simple house pet. We have helped pets of all shapes and sizes with a range of health and wellness needs over the years, but one that tends to be seen time and time again are dental-related care needs.
Importance of Dental Care
It makes sense that we see a great deal of dental related issues at our center. Dental health and wellness are essential to your dog or cat and it plays a huge role in their overall wellbeing. The condition of your pets’ teeth, gums, and mouth can be a big indicator of how healthy they are overall. Infections, nutrient deficiencies, and signs of illness and disease can all be indicated by changes in their dental health. That is why we specialize in many dental procedures and can treat a range of dental problems.
Common Dental Issues to Watch For
Some of the most common dental issues we see here at our Lubbock, TX center include the following:
- Damaged Teeth– Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth can be caused by a range of things. If your dog or cat has damaged teeth they need to be seen by a vet right away in order to try and save the tooth is possible and prevent infection.
- Missing Teeth– In young kittens and puppies, it is common for baby teeth to fall out as the permanent teeth come in. However, tooth loss in adult animals is always a sign that something is not right and needs to be checked out.
- Gum Disease– Bleeding, red, swollen, painful gums can cause a lot of problems for your pets. It can make it painful to eat and groom and it can also lead to infections and disease when not properly addressed and cared for.
- Poor Hygiene – While most pet owners do not try to brush their dog or cat’s teeth, hygiene is still important. Foods that help strengthen teeth, access to plenty of water, and treats and chew toys designed to help clean teeth are all necessary.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about the importance of dental care for your furry friend, contact us today and schedule your first appointment with our veterinarian team.