Like most people, you think of your pet as one of the family, so naturally, you’re interested in maintaining their good health and wellbeing, and one of the most important elements in doing that is practicing good pet dental care. Periodontal disease is one of the most common health issues in both cats and dogs, in fact, most will show some symptoms of this condition by the time they are three years of age. Early detection along with effective treatment is essential to keeping more serious dental problems from developing and to prevent missing, broken, and painful teeth and gums that can cause poor eating habits and discomfort. In addition, untreated periodontal disease can eventually lead to damage and disease in other organs including the heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs. That’s why it’s so important to have your veterinarian perform a complete dental checkup and cleaning on your pet at least once a year just like you do for all your family members and yourself. At the Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital of Las Vegas, NV, we strive to provide comprehensive and effective pet dental care at the most affordable cost.
Good Oral Health Starts At Home
There are several things that you as a pet owner can do at home to keep your pet’s teeth clean and healthy. Get into the habit of inspecting your pet’s teeth regularly, looking for excessive tartar buildup, loose, broken, discolored, or missing teeth, exceptionally foul breath, and swelling or bleeding in the gums and jaw. Watch for abnormal chewing and refusal to eat. Brush their teeth regularly just like you do your own. It may take some patience to get them used to it, days or even weeks, but eventually, they’ll become accustomed to it. Pet chews and treats are available that can help prevent tartar and plaque buildup, and there are also special dental diets that contribute to good dental health. Ask your vet for advice and recommendations on steps that you can take.
Veterinary Pet Dental Care
The Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital is well equipped to give your pet the best in dental care. Our facility has a complete state-of-the-art surgical suite and diagnostic laboratory and highly trained and qualified staff. A full checkup and cleaning require general anesthesia and a rest period after the procedure, so you can expect your pet to stay a full day with us before you can take them home. Dental services we provide include:
- Teeth Cleaning
- Dental X-Rays
- Tooth Extractions
- Oral Surgery
Your veterinarian will give you complete instructions on post-procedural care at home.