You take your sweet little cat, Fluffy, to the veterinary clinic for all of his immunizations and well-cat visits (also called preventative care). You want to be sure that he is as healthy as can be to be able to live a long, happy life. You think of him as a part of your family, just as much a part of your family as your children and husband. The bonus? Fluffy doesn’t talk back or sit in the recliner in his underwear. You have fallen short in one area; your veterinarian has reprimanded you for your lack of dental care for Fluffy. Luckily, a Carter Veterinary animal dentist and other professional animal dentists can help out with Fluffy’s dental care.
Having good oral health is important for many reasons; having a healthy mouth goes far beyond the teeth and gums and can affect many parts of the animal body. Sometimes a certain affliction can be treated simply by treating your animal’s oral health. If your pet has any of the following illnesses or afflictions, a trip or two to the dentist may be of help:
- Bad breath
- A change in chewing or eating habits
- Swollen, red, or bleeding gums
- Excessive drooling
- Yellowish tartar crust on the gum line
- Missing or misaligned teeth
If your pet has any of the above symptoms or any other pesky problems, the solution might just be at your veterinary dentist.
Comfort and Concern
When visiting your favorite veterinary dentist, such as a Carter Veterinary animal dentist you want to be sure that your furry friend is not under too much duress as he is getting his exam and cleaning. Thankfully, you have the best veterinary professionals who are working on your Fluffy. It is also good to note that any sort of extensive cleaning or pulling of teeth will be done while your furry friend is under general anesthesia. Fluffy will have a great nap and wake up with sparkling clean teeth as a bonus. You promise both Fluffy and your vet that you will never again neglect the importance of good animal oral health. You will also enjoy the better overall smelling breath from Fluffy.