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Oral health is often overlooked in pets. This is unfortunate because the health of your pet’s teeth and gums actually contributes to their overall health. If a pet has dental disease, it often leads to other health problems such as heart, kidney, and liver disease. These diseases develop because toxins in the tartar on your pet’s teeth enters the blood stream and wreaks havoc on their body.
At Affordable Pet Care Basse, we combat this cycle of disease by providing comprehensive pet dental services. Some of the services our San Antonio pet dentistry professionals offer include routine dental examinations, anesthetized dental cleanings, and extractions. We can also provide preventative prophylactic antibiotics to ward off infections if needed.
The answer to this question can usually be determined by an examination of your pet’s teeth and gums, often referred to as “flipping the lip.” Our San Antonio pet dentistry team recommends that you regularly check your pet’s mouth for the following signs of poor dental health:
If you observe several of these signs in your pet, it’s likely that they have gum disease. Gum disease is actually pretty common in pets. In fact, more than 50% of dogs and cats have gum disease by the age of 3. If you believe that your pet is one of those affected, please bring them to us for a thorough evaluation. Then our San Antonio pet dentistry professionals can determine the best course of action to restore your pet to complete health.
We recommend that you and your family be proactive about your pet’s oral health. Keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy should start at home and at a young age. The sooner you start checking and brushing your pet’s teeth regularly, the more likely it is that they’ll get used to the practice. If you have any questions about at-home dental care or would like recommendations on dental products, please call our San Antonio pet dentistry team at 210-735-2273.