If you are pet parent, you must be having lot many questions regarding dental care of your pet like
-Is it necessary to brush pet’s teeth?
-How often should I brush my pet’s teeth?
-Can I clean pet’s teeth myself or should I take him to vet?
-Are there long term impacts if I don’t take care of pet’s teeth?
- When it is high time I should take my pet to vet?
Or you may not be aware of the thing like as human pets dental care also needs to be taken care. Simply to check open your pet’s mouth and observe if there is –
- Are there ugly brown stains on pet’s teeth?
- How is his breath?
- Observe his gums.
- Is there broken teeth or loose teeth?
- Abnormal way of drooling or chewing.
- If pet is dropping food while eating.
- Bleeding from mouth.
- Swelling around mouth.
- See if there is change in behavior because pet gets irritated due to dental problem.
While checking be careful ! If pet is dealing with some dental issue it is as painful for him as for us humans and he could bite you unknowingly.
Anything from above symptoms other than normal is time to seek advice by veterinarian. Dental care is important in dogs and cats. Periodontal diseases is leading problem in pets. And it will not limit till staining or bad breath, but starts gum bleeding and plaque to build up and could result in gum inflammation or tooth loss. Ultimately impacting pet’s health.
In this case visiting your pet clinic for dental checkup will help you to decide your next plan of action and how you can take care of your pet’s teeth at home on daily basis. Ideally you should brush pet’s teeth daily.
But again it is not substitute for professional dental cleaning of your dog or cat by Veterinarian. Most dental disease occurs below the gumline, where you can’t see it, a thorough dental cleaning and evaluation are performed under anesthesia. Dental cleaning includes scaling (to remove dental plaque and tartar) and polishing, similar to the process used on your own teeth during your regular dental cleanings. As per American Veterinary Medical Association, most animals will suffer from early periodontal disease by the age of three. Advanced periodontal disease can even lead to kidney, liver, and heart issues.Quick Enquiry