Dental Care Services for Pets
Your furry friend’s teeth need the same care as your own. Imagine going your whole life without brushing your teeth or any form of dental care. Neglecting dental care in your loyal companions may result in infections and diseases. For this reason, our team encourages regular dental cleanings and good dental practices at home.
What happens when I don’t take care of my pet’s teeth?
When pets don’t receive proper dental care they develop periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease develops from bacteria, saliva and leftover particles from the food your pet eats. All of these combined form a sticky film over your pet’s teeth. When this film builds up (tartar) the bacteria multiplies. To fight off the bacteria your pet’s white blood cells release enzymes that break down gum tissue. As the gum tissue breaks down your furry friend is left with inflamed gums and possibly tooth decay or loss.
What are signs of dental disease in pets?
These are all signs your pet may be suffering from gum disease or dental problems. If that is that case, it is crucial your pet is given veterinary attention ASAP. To schedule a dental appointment for your pet call us at 613.433.3100.
How can I take care of my pet’s oral health?
Some good hygiene practices you can include in your pet’s dental care are:
1. Take them to the veterinarian for annual dental exams. During each annual exam we perform dental X-rays to check the jaw and gum line for disease. Our team will also remove tartar, polish the enamel, disinfect and treat their mouth.
2. Brush their teeth daily. Your furry friend may put up a fight at first, but once it becomes a regular part of their routine it gets easier. Our team will demonstrate how to properly brush your pet’s teeth. Ask our veterinarians to recommend a toothbrush or toothpaste for your furry friend.
3. Give your pets treats that clean their teeth. Be sure to check our store for healthy treats for your pets.
4. Provide toys that are safe for your furry friend’s teeth. Real bones, tennis balls and cow hooves are hard to chew on and can damage your pet’s teeth.