If you begin brushing your pet’s teeth daily when they are young, they will grow to look forward to the experience. Our veterinarians will explain how to make this a pleasant procedure. It can help them avoid gingivitis, tooth decay, tooth loss, and even heart, liver, and kidney disease. These issues are preventable with a tailored teeth cleaning plan, and we can help you find the best plan for your companion’s needs. This includes daily at-home care and bringing your pet to Animal Medical Clinic in Skowhegan, ME annually for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
Help your pet avoid dental disease and enjoy a happier life. Request a dental exam today.
Dogs and cats alike can be subtle when it comes to showing discomfort and/or illness, and the distractions of daily life can make these symptoms even harder for the average pet parent to detect. These signs and behaviors may indicate the onset of dental disease:
- Bad breath
- Swollen gums
- Brownish/yellow discoloration and/or buildup on the teeth
- Heavy drooling
- Difficulty eating (dropping food often)
- Eating less
- Change in behavior (less playful, sleeping more often)
- Rubbing or pawing at the mouth
- Blood-tinged saliva
You don’t have to lose sleep over your pet’s oral health. Whatever their needs and preferences, we can work with you to find a treatment plan that delivers results for your pet—including a better quality of life. If teeth brushing just isn’t for them, there are other ways you can brighten their smile, from a tartar control diet to oral care wipes. Contact us so we can help you find the best options!