We’re taught at an early age about the importance of brushing our teeth, flossing, and adopting other dental care habits. Dental care can also be important for our pets. Here at Oxford Animal Hospital, we aim to help all pet owners in The Villages, FL, and Oxford, FL, take better care of their animal companions’ dental health.
You may not realize just yet how crucial preserving your pet’s dental health is. It can affect a lot more than just your pet’s mouth.
How Poor Dental Health Can Affect Our Pets
Some pet owners might to minimize the impact of poor dental health because they don’t think it’s a big deal but the truth is that dental issues can grow to become more serious health problems.
The pain caused by swollen gums or a loose tooth may discourage your pet from eating. The pain might be so severe that it’s forced your pet to eat sparingly. Because of that, your pet may also shed weight at an alarming rate.
Decreased appetite is not the most worrisome consequence of your pet's dental issues. If pet dental issues linger, they can endanger your pet’s life.
The accumulation of bacteria inside your pet’s mouth can lead to the development of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is already a problem because it can lead to swollen gums and missing teeth. Things can still get worse from there.
The bacteria responsible for causing periodontal disease can also enter your pet’s bloodstream and reach his heart, kidneys, and liver. If that happens, your pet may end up developing a life-threatening disease.
Partner with our veterinarian to preserve your pet’s dental health. Keep him safe from life-threatening diseases with our help.
What a Veterinarian Can Do to Preserve Your Pet’s Dental Health
Our veterinarian can address dental issues in a variety of ways.
We can administer the regular teeth cleanings that your pet might need. If your pet has an infected tooth, our veterinarian can extract it. By doing exams, our veterinarian can determine the extent of your pet problem and help you find a solution.
Get Pet Dental Care from Our Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
Take care of your pet’s dental health by working with us at Oxford Animal Hospital. Check out our veterinary dental services today by visiting our location. Our doors are also open to all residents of The Villages, FL, and Oxford, FL, who need vet services. Call us at (352) 461-1346 for more information.