Is Your Pet Showing Signs of Serious Dental Problems?
Dental issues such as gum disease and broken or damaged teeth are painful for cats and dogs. Do you know the signs of dental suffering?
Sign of Trouble 1: Change in Appetite. When teeth and gums hurt, your pet may eat more slowly, eat on one side of the mouth, or stop eating altogether. Dental disease and pain must be advanced before this happens, so don’t delay on getting your pet checked if you notice these symptoms.
Sign of Trouble 2: Drooling. Drooling is a sign your dog or cat may be experiencing mouth pain when closing his or her teeth. If you notice some uncharacteristic drooling from your pet, it’s time to schedule a dental appointment at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels.
Sign of Trouble 3: Bad Breath. While dog or cat breath may not be the most pleasant smell to everyone, truly foul-smelling pet breath is an indication your pet may have an infected tooth or be suffering from a gum infection like gingivitis or periodontitis. It is important to have any signs of infection professionally treated before they become irreversible or cause more problems.
Sign of Trouble 4: Scratching at Mouth. If your pet is scratching or pawing at his or her mouth, it could be from a toothache, mouth injury, or gum disease. Make an appointment at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels to have the matter investigated.
Sign of Trouble 5: Broken Teeth. Anyone who has chipped or broken a tooth will tell you that even air touching a broken tooth can be excruciating. If your pet has a broken tooth, have it looked at as soon as possible.
Prevent Dental Pain
Annual Dental Exams and Cleanings
Annual dental exams are crucial to be sure your dog or cat’s teeth are healthy and free of disease. A proper dental exam requires that a pet be anesthetized for full examination of each tooth and evauation below the gumline. The American Animal Hospital Association recommends all dogs and cats also have a dental cleaning once a year. Not so different from us, is it? The cleaning is usually done at the same time as the dental exam.
Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels is offering a 10% discount on all dental exams and cleanings at our Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels during the month of September. Schedule your pet’s appointment now to take advantageof this savings!
Regular home brushing routines aren’t just for humans. Keep your pet’s teeth healthy with daily home brushing with a special toothpaste for pets and toothbrush. Introduce the toothbrush gently instead of forcing brushing onto your pet. Home care and annual cleanings and exams best ensure your pet has healthy mouth!
Make your pet’s dental appointment while the discounts last by calling 830-620-1100!