How confident are you about your pet’s oral health?
A healthy smile can do wonders for your pet’s overall wellbeing. That’s why dental care is so important. At Golden Valley Animal Hospital, we’d like to support you in this endeavor by providing comprehensive, professional pet dentistry services. From routine exams and cleanings to advanced dental care, we’ve got everything you need. We’ll also offer guidance on home dental care to further protect your pet’s winning smile.
Prevention is Key
Just as with your pet’s physical condition, staying on top of his or her oral health is equally important. Our goal is to remain a step ahead of any potential problems by committing to ongoing preventative care. To that end, we recommend bringing your pet in for a dental checkup at least once a year. This will allow us to examine the teeth and gums, perform a thorough cleaning and take other proactive measures to keep plaque and tartar away.
Advanced Care Available As Needed
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we are not able to completely prevent oral health problems from cropping up. In these instances, our team is experienced and prepared to assist. Whether it’s removing a diseased tooth, taking care of an abscess or performing oral surgery, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re unsure whether your pet is experiencing a problem with his or her teeth or gums, here are some common signs to watch for:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Visible buildup on the teeth
- Broken or missing teeth
- Swollen, bleeding or inflamed gums
- Changes to chewing or eating habits
- Pain when touched near the mouth
Should you happen to notice any of these things, we recommend scheduling a dental exam right away. We also advise that you continue our work at home, in between vet visits. This includes brushing your companion’s teeth regularly. It may also include introducing certain products, such as treats and toys, that are designed to promote better dental health. If you have questions or need assistance, just ask! We’re happy to help! Let’s work together to help your loved one achieve good oral health for life.