Keeping our pets' teeth and gums healthy is an important component of responsible pet ownership. After all, for cats and dogs, their teeth are as valuable as our hands and a primary way in which they interact with the people and objects around them. At Redlands Pet Clinic in Grand Junction, CO, we provide dental exams and cleanings to detect any diseases early and relieve any discomfort your pet is experiencing. Before visiting us, we invite you to keep reading to learn about some frequently asked questions regarding pet dental care!
Why is Dental Care So Important for Cats and Dogs?
Maintaining good oral health for dogs and cats helps support proper chewing, digestion, and overall comfort and play capabilities. When dental care is neglected, it can lead to serious dental issues that can impact the health of their teeth, gums, and other parts of their bodies.
How Often Should My Cat or Dog Have a Dental Check-up?
We recommend that you bring your cat or dog visit us for a dental check-up at least once a year. For senior pets and those with poor oral health, our veterinarians may recommend more frequent dental care visits to ensure they are getting the cleanings and care they need for optimum health. When you visit us regularly, we can check for tooth decay or diseases and provide prompt treatment.
What are Some Signs That Indicate Dental Problems in Pets?
Bad breath, difficulty eating, behavioral changes, and pawing at the mouth can often indicate dental problems in pets. Some behavioral changes may include increased aggression or increased isolation as your pets try to deal with the pain and discomfort they are experiencing. If you notice of these signs, we recommend visiting our vet as soon as possible so we can accurately diagnose any issues.
How Can I Prevent Pet Dental Issues from Occurring?
While professional dental care is critical for your pet's overall dental health, there are some steps pet owners can take to keep their pets healthy. We suggest brushing your cat or dog’s teeth regularly and offering toys or treats that help keep its dental health in good condition.
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
If you’re searching for a veterinarian near me that offers quality pet dental care, contact Redlands Pet Clinic in Grand Junction, CO, at (970) 245-4060 today. We are happy to tell you more about our wide range of services and set you up with an appointment. Our team looks forward to improving your pet’s health and wellness!