Pet Care Advice 》 Pet Dentistry and Dental Check

The Importancec of Pet Dentistry

Regular dental checks are very important for your pet health. 85 percent of dogs aged over 4 years old may develop gum disease. This is of particular concern as it can also increase the chances of secondary health problems such as kidney disease, heart disease, and liver disease, as well as the suffering and pain that can be caused by loose and infected teeth. Arranging a dental check with your veterinarian once a year is the best way to prevent your dog from developing early problems

 What you should expect when taking your pet for a dental check

General anesthesia and vital signs monitoring is administered to ensure the pet remains safe throughout 

  1. A thorough oral examination is carried out
  2. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned
  3. Tartar is removed by an ultrasonic scaler
  4. The teeth are then polished with pet-appropriate toothpaste  

 

Common pet dental problems

Some animals, don’t show their weakness outwardly in nature, so they will keep on eating for survival until their teeth are too loose or infected to feed. Here are key signs that your pet is suffering from a dental problem:

  1. Toothache
  2. Bad smell
  3. Building up of Tartar and calculi
  4. Periodontal disease
  5. Loose or infected teeth

 

*source :  Animal Planet