Pet Dental Care
Cleaning your pet's teeth is a vital aspect of routine dog and cat care. If your pet requires dental care, our practitioner is here to assist. Contact Branch's Veterinary Clinic of Tifton to schedule an appointment with our veterinarians for routine pet care and a dental evaluation. In this article, we'll discuss why dental care is essential for pets, how to properly care for your pet's teeth, and the assistance our vets can provide.
Why Dental Care Matters for Pets
Dogs and cats, much like people, can experience dental issues, including gingivitis, broken teeth, and tartar buildup. Failing to clean your pet's teeth can lead to gradual deterioration, potentially resulting in tooth loss, mouth pain, and inflamed gums. This discomfort can hinder your dog or cat's ability to eat, drink, meow, or bark. Regularly inspect your pet's teeth for signs of medical concerns, and promptly bring your furry companion to our vet for an assessment.
Caring for Your Pet's Teeth
Make it a habit to regularly examine your dog or cat's mouth to assess the condition of their gums and teeth. If you notice any potential issues, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with our vet. Delaying care can exacerbate symptoms.
In addition to assessing your pet's overall dental health, it's crucial to clean their teeth regularly. Use a specialized toothbrush and toothpaste, which you can acquire from a pet supply store. Brush your dog or cat's teeth in the same way you would your own. If your pet is hesitant to allow you to brush more than a tooth or two, don't give up.
If they enjoy the taste of the toothpaste, usually meat-flavored, they'll likely become more cooperative with each session. If your pet resists any attempts to touch their teeth at all, consider switching to a different brand of toothpaste. If this doesn't resolve the issue, our veterinarian can provide assistance.
How Our Veterinarians in Tifton Can Help
During a pet care visit, our veterinarians will conduct a detailed examination of your pet's oral hygiene. If any issues are detected, appropriate treatment will be administered. Additionally, our vets can perform teeth cleaning for your pet upon request. Are you looking for a veterinarian near you? Contact Branch's Veterinary Clinic of Tifton to arrange a wellness visit, during which our vet will provide comprehensive dental care services. For more information about our practice, please call our office today at (229) 382-6055.