Does Your Pet Need Pet Dental Treatments?

Parker Center Animal ClinicAre you looking into pet dental treatments for your animal? Or maybe you have just heard that pet dental treatments exist and you’re wondering if they would be right for your animal. The truth is, that not every pet needs pet dental treatments. However, they can go far towards preserving your pet’s teeth and keeping them happy and healthy. You should always talk to your vet when considering something like pet dental treatment. However, the ultimate decision is up to you.

One of the best things that you can do for your pet’s dental health is to brush their teeth regularly. This is not actually as difficult to do as it might sound like it is. Many pet owners dread trying to brush their dog’s or cat’s teeth. However, once they get a dental kit and they do the work, they find that it is not nearly as bad as they had once thought.

If you do not want to brush your pet’s teeth or you don’t know how, you can always have a pet dental expert do it for you. This is an added expense, but it can be completely worthwhile if it saves your pet’s teeth and it saves you the headache of doing something that you dislike on your own.

Some pets need more dental intervention than brushing their teeth. In fact, your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your vet. This will help you no early if there’s a problem with their teeth, and it will also help you to keep their mouth healthy. You can always ask to have your pet’s teeth checked sooner than that. If your pet has bad breath, seems to have extra teeth, loses their appetite and refuses to eat, has pain or bleeding in their mouth, or seems to have a swollen mouth, it’s time to take them to the pet dental expert.

There are lots of things that can cause pet dental problems. Cavities are not as common in pets as they are in people, but other things can happen instead. Your pet could suffer from broken teeth or broken roots. They could even have periodontal disease, just like you Ken. Dogs and cats can also get abscessed teeth or infected teeth, which can cause them quite a bit of pain and swelling. Your animal can get cysts or tumors in their mouth, they will probably need pet dental treatment. Similarly, they can have misaligned teeth, end up with a fractured jaw, or even have the pet equivalent of a cleft palate.

These things may sound intimidating, but the truth is that pet dental experts deal with them all the time. This is why these experts exist, and you should feel confident in bringing your pet to an expert to have their teeth looked at whenever there is a problem. At Parker Center Animal Clinic, we have pet dental experts on staff who can look at your animal’s teeth quickly if you feel like there’s a problem.