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Dental Care Services for Pets

We ensure our teeth are well-taken care of by brushing and going to the dentist regularly – our furry friends need that too! It is important to clean your pet’s teeth regularly to maintain those pearly whites. Good dental health ensures your pet remains free of infections like periodontal disease where bacteria damages gums, bones and other parts of the teeth. To ensure your pet has good dental health, their teeth should be brushed regularly at home and routinely checked by our expert veterinarians. Call today to make an appointment at 604-824-5848.

How can I tell if my pet might have dental disease?

Common signs include:

  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth

    My pet has no symptoms. Do I still need to schedule an appointment?

    Even if your dog or cat does not have these symptoms, we recommend that a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, could lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth.

    What happens if my pet’s dental issues are left untreated?

    This decay could lead to more serious issues like periodontal disease (inflammatory infection that could spread throughout the body), tooth loss, and possibly oral surgery. Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body. Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs and heart. A physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if infection in the mouth has spread.

    Schedule your pet’s dental exam today! We can also show you how to brush your pet’s teeth and recommend foods and treats that will help combat plaque and tartar buildup.

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