Dental health is important to both cats and dogs overall health. It is key to know the ins and outs of dental care as your pet will need an oral exam and a dental cleaning at some point in their life.
There are a few signs to look out for dental disease in your pet. Dogs and cats oftentimes will hide that they’re not feeling well from their parents. Typical signs of dental disease may overlap with other illnesses but these are the (sometimes subtle) symptoms to pay attention to:
- Stinky breath
- Irritated, red gums
- Intense drooling
- Whimpering while eating
- Loose teeth (may also be discolored)
- Mouth may bleed
- Decreased energy and acting grumpy.
Certain breeds may be more prone to dental disease and need more dental care throughout their lives. Let our professional veterinary team help you decide when a dental cleaning or care is needed.