Dental hygiene is important for your pets, as it helps prevent gum disease and bacteria from entering that can travel to other organs in the body. At Oaks North Animal Hospital in San Antonio TX, we provide care to help your cat or dog stay happy and healthy. You can learn about some frequently asked questions regarding pet dental care below:
Why Is Dental Care So Important for Pet Health?
Animals utilize their teeth to consume a healthy nutrition. When teeth are loose or painful, your pet may not feed properly and its general health can suffer. Bacteria that remain on teeth can migrate to other organs in the body and lead to heart disease, liver disease, and kidney disease. With regular cleanings, your cat or dog can enjoy a healthy mouth and improved health.
What Kind of Dental Services Does the Vet Provide?
Our vet may recommend a teeth cleaning to remove plaque, which can eliminate bacteria and keep your pet’s gums healthy. During the cleaning, we will carefully check other teeth to see if any are decayed or broken and need removal. In addition, our vet will check if your pet has any gum disease that may require treatment.
Should I Be Brushing My Pet’s Teeth Regularly?
Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly helps prevent decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Our can recommend products and techniques that may be best for your pet’s dental care.
Is Anesthesia Necessary and Safe for My Pet?
Anesthesia is generally required for teeth cleanings and certain procedures. The anesthesia allows our vet to perform the procedures without causing discomfort to your pet. We only utilize anesthetics that are safe and approved for animal use.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
At Oaks North Animal Hospital in San Antonio, TX, we offer a variety of services, including dental care, vaccinations, spay and neuter surgery, and parasite prevention. To learn more about our services or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (210) 697-9585 today. We look forward to improving your pet’s health!