Important Pet Dental Questions

Important Pet Dental Questions

February 19, 2021

When it comes to pet care in Saint Francisville, LA, we find that our furry friends’ oral hygiene often falls by the wayside. That’s problematic because good dental health is directly correlated with preventing conditions like heart problems and kidney disease. Continue reading to learn some answers to common questions we get about dental health.

Should I brush my pet’s teeth?

You likely brush your teeth every morning when you wake up, and each night before bed. Don’t leave your pets out next time you brush your teeth! It’s recommended that pet owners brush their pets’ teeth daily or at least a few times a week to prevent bacteria buildup, gum problems and other health issues.

Is bad breath normal?

You might not think much of it if your pet has stinky breath. After all, some dogs don’t seem to mind eating vomit, roadkill or other questionable meals. That said, bad breath isn’t something to turn a blind eye (or nose) to. If your pet constantly has bad breath, it could be a sign of dental disease, bacteria buildup or another serious health condition.

Why does my pet need a dental cleaning?

Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly will go a long way in promoting good oral health. But just like humans, pets need a professional cleaning every now and then. A dental cleaning removes stuck-on plaque and tartar that doesn’t come off with at-home brushing. Additionally, your vet will take x-rays and inspect your pet’s mouth during the cleaning to ensure everything looks as it should.

Is anesthesia necessary?

Some pet owners don’t like the thought of their furry friend “going under” for a cleaning. But anesthesia is necessary for your vet to complete all necessary dental work. While your pet is asleep, the doctor can complete the cleaning, perform a full inspection, take x-rays and do any other necessary tests without upsetting your pet.

Why choose St. Francisville Animal Hospital?

You know you need to take your pets to the vet for dental treatment, but you shouldn’t take them just anywhere. These are a few reasons pet owners turn to St. Francisville Animal Hospital for all forms of pet care in Saint Francisville, LA:

  • Full-service team: There’s no reason to run all over town searching for proper pet care. At St. Francisville Animal Hospital, we do it all. Our professionals are capable of handling routine cleanings, full surgeries and everything in between.
  • Friendly staff members: We believe that you and your pet should both be greeted by a smiling face when you visit the vet. That’s what we strive to deliver! We treat all of our animal and human customers like family at St. Francisville Animal Hospital.

Whether your furry friend needs a full dental inspection with x-rays or a quick cleaning, St. Francisville Animal Hospital is your one-stop shop for pet care in Saint Francisville, LA. In addition to dental services, we offer vaccinations, surgeries, spaying and neutering, grooming, boarding and more! Contact us today to see what we can do for your pet.

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