Companion Animal Care Center in Saltillo, MS provides extensive small animal dental care services. Your dog or cat’s teeth are not much different from ours. They need to have regular check-ups and cleanings to prevent tartar build-up, gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay, etc. Poor dental hygiene can lead to more severe medical issues such as: kidney disease, and problems with their heart, liver, etc.
Other than regular visits you can also care for and prevent dental problems by working with your pet to get them used to brushing their teeth. Be patient, it can take an average of two months for them to get used to it but the health benefits are well worth it. Cracked or broken teeth can be painful since nerve tissue is exposed. We suggest prompt attention.
Things to look for:
- Loss of appetite
- Red, swollen and bleeding gums
- Bad Breath
- Yellow-brown tartar at the gum-line
- Blood in the saliva
- Excessive drooling