Maintaining good dental health is just as important to quality of life and overall wellness as vaccinations, spaying/neutering and good nutrition. Severe tartar, abscesses and gum disease can actually shorten your pet’s life by contributing to heart/kidney/liver disease and immune system deficiencies. It can even cause unusual behavior such as biting, irritability and poor appetite.

It’s an important part of each regular annual examination, but at BMVS, we are dedicated to providing dental checks each time we see your pet(s). By catching and treating dental problems early, more serious issues, even surgery, may be averted or delayed. We carry special food for dental health, and would be happy to discuss with you all the benefits of regular home care for good dental health. It can be very easy to train your dog or cat to accept it as part of their daily routine. If your pet does require more advanced dental treatment, such as dealing with an abscess or fractured tooth please give us a call to make an appointment today at 519-599-7777.

 

Dental Before

Dental Before

Dental After

Dental After

Typical symptoms of dental problems that you can spot 

  • Bad breath
  • Drooling
  • Bleeding gums
  • Unusually red gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Swollen cheek(s)
  • Holding his/her head at an angle when eating
  • Reluctance to eat anything hard like kibble or eating on only one side of the mouth
  • Weight loss/poor appetite
  • Visible tartar
  • Reluctance to allow you to examine his/her mouth
  • A pet that suddenly bites or is irritable for no apparent reason
  • Apathy/lethargy/vomiting