One of the best things you can do for your pet's health is maintain dental hygiene. While some cats and dogs never undergo dental treatment, animals may experience severe pain or distress if they don't get the necessary cleanings and extractions. These are some ways to help ensure that your pet's teeth are healthy. Schedule your next visit to Alexander at the Park Veterinary Hospital in Durham, NC.
1 - Look for Signs of Tooth Decay Regularly
One of the best ways to know if your pet has tooth decay is to look for the signs. In many cases, signs of dental decay include bad breath, tartar buildup, red or swollen gums, and excessive drooling.
2 - Brush Your Pet's Teeth
Another preventative care measure you can take at home is to brush your pet's teeth. It is important to use toothpaste specifically designed for pets, as human products are may not be safe for your pet. Additionally, it may take some time and patience to get your pet used to brushing.
3 - Schedule a Preventative Care Cleaning
Even one pet dental cleaning can help prevent serious dental issues. During a cleaning, a veterinarian on our veterinary team will examine the health of your pet's teeth and gums, as well as look for any signs of decay. A vet on our veterinary team may also want to extract any affected teeth or perform other necessary treatments.
Talk to a Veterinarian on Our Team about Pet Dental Cleaning Today
At Alexander at the Park Veterinary Hospital in Durham, NC, we know that you want your pet to feel his best. Whether you have a cat or a dog, contact our team to discuss dental health options that can help your pet live a long and healthy life. Call us at (919) 484-9900 for more information.