Pets use their teeth daily for eating, playing, exploring, and self-defense. Dental problems can interfere with these activities. At Day Creek Animal Hospital, we believe pets deserve quality dental care to maintain good oral health. Regular dental checkups are important to protect and preserve your pet’s teeth.
Importance of Pet Dental Care
Dental care services from Day Creek Animal Hospital can help correct your pet’s dental problems and curtail disease. Regular dental checkups from our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga can detect and prevent the spread of periodontal disease, a serious infection of the gums and teeth. If not treated early, periodontal disease can weaken your pet’s teeth and cause tooth loss. Over time, the infection can spread to other parts of your pet’s body causing kidney, liver, and heart problems. Early diagnosis of this condition will enable your pet to get treatment before it causes too much damage.
Dental problems can cause bad breath, excess drooling, pain, and discomfort, making it difficult for your pet to eat, drink, or sleep. Your pet may even become irritable and angry due to the throbbing pain he’s feeling. If your pet is suffering from periodontal disease, lacerations, abscesses, or broken teeth, our veterinarian will take measures to treat these problems and restore your pet to full health once again.
What to Expect from a Dental Visit
During your pet’s wellness exam, our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga will examine your pet’s teeth. If necessary, a cleaning will be scheduled to remove plaque and tartar buildup. We’ll take note of dental issues that need addressing and suggest treatment for problems and diseases. We’ll also suggest measures you can take at home to improve your pet’s dental health.
There are chewable dog toys on the market today that can help keep your pup’s teeth clean. You can also put an additive in your pet’s water to help break down tartar and plaque. Our combined efforts can help your pet enjoy healthier gums and teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule a wellness exam for your beloved pet, contact Day Creek Animal Hospital at (909)-646-7387 today.