Did you know your pet needs dental care just like we do? It’s true. In fact, one of the most important things you can do for the health of your pet is to make sure they receive regular preventative pet dental care. Our team at Sunny Hills Veterinary Hospital suggests an annual dental visit, which includes an exam to check out their teeth, gums, and mouth. Our veterinarians are here to help ensure your pet’s good dental health and are very proud to be able to offer our veterinary services to patients who live around Brea, La Habra, Fullerton, and La Mirada.
Sunny Hills Veterinary Hospital Can Help with Your Pet Dental Care Needs
One of the reasons regular preventative pet dental visits are so important is because unfortunately, most pet owners probably don’t even know when their dog or cat is having a dental problem. Unless there are obvious signs of pain or distress, some of your pet’s mouth and dental issues might go unnoticed for a while. This can lead to dental disease, one of the most overlooked diseases in pets. The disease can travel through the bloodstream if it is left untreated, which can cause many potentially fatal problems, including heart, liver, and kidney disease.
Our La Hambra veterinarians, Dr. Sam Shenouda and Dr. Elizabeth Howe at Sunny Hills Veterinary Hospital are experienced at treating pets for dental disease and go above and beyond for your pet’s care with advanced procedures and the latest medical technology.
Common Signs of Dental Disease:
- Discolored teeth
- Difficulty eating
- Bad breath
- Blood in the mouth
Other Common Pet Dental Issues:
- Broken Teeth
- Gum Disease
- Abscessed Teeth
- Oral tumors
If you see any of these issues, please contact us to schedule an examination as soon as possible.
How to Prevent Dental Disease in Your Pet
The key to preventing dental disease in your dog or cat is to practice good dental hygiene. The importance of good dental health cannot be stressed enough. Here are some tips to help:
How to Protect Your Pet’s Dental Health:
- Brush your pet’s teeth several times per week
- Give your pet good dental chews to help clean teeth
- Provide routine dental examinations
What Happens During My Pet’s Dental Exam?
Our experienced La Habra veterinarians will examine your pet’s mouth for any problems including signs of dental disease. Based on what they see during the exam, they will give you advice about the best dental care for your pet’s teeth.
If our vets find that your pet needs a professional dental cleaning, they will schedule a time for this to be done. Understanding that your pet would never sit still while their teeth are being cleaned, the procedure will need to be performed under anesthesia. This allows a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums, as well as an opportunity for further examination of the mouth.
Are you Ready to Schedule Your Pet’s Dental Exam?
Give us a call at (714) 526-4694 with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment with our caring team at Sunny Hills Veterinarian Hospital.