When Was the Last Time Your Pet Had His Teeth Cleaned?
Cat Dental & Dog Dental at Wadsworth Animal Hospital
Wadsworth Animal Hospital is your source for pet dental and veterinary in Lakewood, CO. Cat dental and dog dental care is just as important your animal companions as regular dental care is for us humans. Our experienced veterinary care team can’t stress enough how important regular dental care is for your pet. Many concerns that affect eating habits and whole health can be prevented with routine checkups.
How Cat Dental & Dog Dental Keeps Your Pet Healthy
Puppies and kittens should see us when they are young to get them accustomed to coming for dental visits. At your visit we’ll be able to demonstrate proper at-home brushing and dental care for your pet as well. If your puppy is three years of age or older and has not been to see us yet, we suggest making an appointment. Our Lakewood veterinarian will teach you the signs to look for at home, such as bad breath or irregular eating habits, which may reveal when your pet is experiencing a dental issue. Bad breath could be a sign of internal health concerns and we will help determine if this is an issue for your pet.
At your pet’s visit we will conduct an examination of his teeth, gumline and enamel. Because pets may find rocks, sticks and twigs while playing, we’ll also look for chipped teeth. We will also perform X-ray imaging. Because of how your pet’s teeth grow, X-ray photos help us determine if your pet is experiencing any issues such as erosion or plaque under the gumline. This is also a great time to discuss any questions you may have about your pet’s dietary needs. Cat dental and dog dental care depend on proper nutrients to prevent tooth decay and protect enamel.
We will also look for periodontal disease. Left unchecked, gum disease may allow bacteria to enter your pet’s blood stream and infect internal organs, so early treatment is important.
Our veterinary staff in Lakewood, CO strives to offer your family complete cat dental and dog dental care. We look forward to seeing you at a visit soon.
Do you have questions about your pet’s diet or their routine dental visits?