Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy with Regular Pet Dental Exams at Boyd Lake Veterinary Center
Imagine how it feels when you have a toothache. You are in constant pain, and it is hard to eat and drink. As humans, we know its time to see our dentist and have our tooth repaired to rid that terrible pain. Our pets don’t have that same luxury. That’s why it's so important to make sure that you have your pet's teeth checked at least once a year and even more frequently if you have a senior pet or see signs of problems. At every pet check-up, our team at Boyd Lake Veterinary Center makes sure that your animal doesn’t show signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, or infected teeth and gums.
Poor Oral Health Can Lead to Other Problems
Making sure your pet has its teeth checked is of vital importance. Without proper dental care, your pet’s overall health may be compromised. Bad dental health means more than bad breath. It can lead to several serious health issues.
- When your pet has oral health problems, it can cause inflammation that can spread to other parts of the body.
- The bacteria in the mouth may be absorbed into your pets’ bloodstream and can lead to damage to major organs like the kidneys and heart.
- Poor dental/oral health can negatively impact your pet’s life span, reducing it by three to five years.
Signs of Oral Health Problems
If your pet has any of these pet dental issues, you should schedule an oral exam with the veterinarian at our veterinary clinic in Loveland.
- Bad breath
- Signs of tartar and discolored teeth
- Teeth that are broken or loose
- Extra teeth, signs of baby teeth in mature pets
- Red, swollen gums
- Problems eating and chewing, excess drooling, and dropping food from the mouth
- Poor appetite and not wanting to eat
- Bleeding from the gums
- Squeals or is in pain when chewing
One of the most common dental problems in pets is periodontal disease, and it can show up in pets as young as three-years-old. Ensuring you have your animal’s teeth are checked yearly is critical in catching pet dental issues before they impact its life.
Let Our Veterinary Team Take Care of Your Pet
At Boyd Lake Veterinary Center, your pet will get the best care possible, and we will give your animal a thorough exam, including a pet dental exam. We will also make sure that your pet is in great health from the time it is young to its senior years. Make an appointment with our dedicated veterinary team in Loveland today. Our number is 970-593-1717.