Pet Dental Care
At Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital, our Windsor veterinarian takes great pride in providing the highest standard of care to your pet at all stages of life. One of the many services we’re able to offer is that of pet dental care. If your pet hasn’t had a dental cleaning and exam within the past year, we highly recommend that you schedule one at your earliest convenience.
The Importance of Pet Dental Care
Many pet owners don’t realize the importance of pet dental care. In fact, regular dental cleanings and exams are just as important to your pet’s overall health as an annual wellness exam! There are many ways in which a dental exam and cleaning can benefit your pet. For starters, a cleaning allows our veterinary team to remove plaque and other build-up from your pet’s teeth and gum line that can otherwise lead to painful decay and other potential oral health issues, such as gum disease. If left untreated, your pet’s plaque and build-up can even lead to permanent tooth loss.
Unfortunately, when your pet has poor oral health, this could lead to other issues later on. For example, a pet with severe gum disease will eventually lose their teeth, which can make it difficult for them to eat solid foods. As a result, you may need to feed them wet foods throughout the rest of their life so that they’re not in pain when they eat. Furthermore, untreated cavities can eventually lead to very painful abscesses that can actually put your pet’s overall physical health at risk.
Dental Services Offered by Our Animal Hospital
Our animal hospital offers a wide range of dental services to suit your pet’s needs, including routine dental exams and cleanings to keep your pet’s oral health protected. These exams include a thorough examination of the teeth, mouth, and gums for any signs of problems. We also perform a cleaning of the teeth and X-rays if needed. In addition to our routine exams and cleanings, we also offer extraction services, tooth fillings, and other treatments to help protect your pet’s teeth and oral health.
If needed, your pet will be placed under anesthesia during dental procedures. This allows us to ensure that we can perform a safe and thorough job on your pet’s dental services while avoiding unnecessary stress for your pet in the process. If anesthesia is needed, rest assured that we will perform any necessary blood testing and carefully monitor your pet’s vital signs not only during the dental procedure but afterward for your pet’s safety.
At-Home Pet Dental Tips
In between professional cleanings and appointments, there are plenty of steps pet owners can take at home to care for their pets’ oral and dental health. For starters, if you’re not already brushing your pet’s teeth on a regular basis, now is the time to start. Brushing your pet’s teeth is a great way to remove plaque and other build-up in between appointments, reducing your pet’s risk of developing cavities and even gum disease. There are also some great water additives, treats, and even toys that are designed to remove build-up from your pet’s teeth in between dental cleanings.
Schedule an Appointment with our Windsor Veterinarian
If you’re interested in finding out more about dental cleanings or other dental services offered by our Windsor veterinary team, contact Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital today at 970-368-4032. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and find an appointment slot that works with your busy schedule.