Does bad breath have you shying away from your furry friend?
Contrary to popular belief, bad breath isn’t something that pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s likely a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.
Without appropriate care, your companion’s mouth can harbor dangerous bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life.
Thankfully, with the right support, this can all be prevented.
The professional dentistry services at Markham Veterinary Clinic include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.
Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to book a dental appointment. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also show you things you can do at home to help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round.
In many cases, dental problems cannot be properly identified and diagnosed through a visual exam. X-rays allow our doctors to get a glimpse at what’s going on below the gumline. Dental x-rays in pets are similar to those taken in humans. The primary difference is that pets must be anesthetized while being radiographed. At Markham Veterinary Clinic, we use only the safest and most effective anesthesia and monitor dental patients at all times while sedated.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your four-legged friend. The comprehensive dental services at Markham Veterinary Clinic can help get you there!
Markham Veterinary Clinic
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 7pm
Friday: 8:30am to 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12pm