Cat & Dog Teeth Cleaning in Medina, OH
Oral hygiene and health in our pets are a serious facet of their overall well-being. Periodontal disease can develop all too quickly if cat or dog teeth cleaning is not a priority.
Why Professional Dental Care Matters
Your pet’s teeth develop plaque and tartar just like yours do. And how do you combat it? By brushing every day, of course! Your pet’s teeth require the same care, but brushing can be difficult and even impossible for a picky, fidgety pet. Luckily, there are other home care options, such as dental chews and water additives, but brushing remains the best preventive measure.
To stay on top of pet dental care, a routine professional cleaning can not only prevent dental health issues but it gives us a chance to examine your pet’s whole mouth and detect any potential problems that may have gone unnoticed.
Recognizing Gum Disease
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, develops quickly when left untreated. Unfortunately, the signs of a problem are often lost on an owner. Nearly two-thirds of your pet’s teeth lie beneath the gum’s surface, meaning what you see is only a small part of the whole tooth. However, there are ways to recognize the problem so you can take your pet to the veterinarian right away for a full cleaning.
- Bad breath – this is an early symptom and too often ignored.
- Chewing on one side of the mouth
- Difficulty picking up food or toys
- Lumps in the mouth
- Loose or missing teeth
The best treatment is always prevention, so do what you can to make pet dental care a priority. Starting to introduce your pet to brushing at a young age sets up a foundation for easier cleaning throughout the rest of their lives.
For more information about pet dental care and the services we offer, call us at (330) 239-1271 today!