Cat & Dog Teeth Cleaning in Belton, TX
Did you know that 80 percent of dogs and cats over three years old have some form of dental disease? That's why at Belton Small Animal Clinic we see pet dental care and cat and dog teeth cleaning as a critical part of our job! Preliminary symptoms of dental disease are issues like gum inflammation and bad breath. However, if left untreated, dental disease can lead to more serious health problems like kidney and heart diseases.
To prevent your pet from developing these conditions or loosing their teeth to decay and infection, it is important to schedule regular dental check-ups and maintain a dental hygiene routine at home with cat and dog teeth cleaning!
Call us at (254) 939-5823 to schedule your pet's dental check-up!
Professional Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning
At Belton Small Animal Clinic we leave no stone, or lip, unturned in our search for dental disease. At your pet's exam we provide a thorough cat or dog teeth cleaning and polishing under carefully monitored anesthesia. Additionally, we take digital X-rays of your pet's entire mouth for a more complete look at their teeth, even below the gums. When necessary, we can easily perform extractions of loose or broken teeth, and provide sub-gingival antibiotics to combat existing infections in the gums.
Signs of Gum Disease
We recommend annual pet dental exams for all our patients. Schedule an appointment for your pet immediately though if they develop any of the following symptoms:
- Red, bleeding, or swollen gums
- Loose or broken teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Difficulty eating or chewing
- Swelling of the face
- Excessive pawing at the face or mouth
- Bad breath for an extended period
Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning at Home
Just like you wouldn't stop brushing your teeth between visits to the dentist, you should not neglect your pet's teeth between exams. Oral hygiene should be a regular part of your pet's wellness regimen, even at home. While you may not be able to brush your dog or cat's teeth every day, brushing a few times each week is recommended. Additionally, you can improve your pet's dental hygiene by providing dental chews between brushings.
Belton Small Animal Clinic is happy to assist in your home pet dental care with an array of dental hygiene products. We sell toothbrushes, toothpaste, Oravet Chews, Oravet gel, OxyFresh, and a number of dental chew toys right at our clinic. Providing your pet with these items, as well as regular brushing, will keep their mouths cleaner and help prevent serious health issues down the road.
If you have questions about pet dental care or would like to schedule a cat or dog teeth cleaning appointment call us at (254) 939-5823.