Dentistry at Woodland Hills Pet Clinic
Could your furry friend use a breath mint?
Imagine how your mouth would feel if you didn’t brush for days, weeks, months or years. Sadly, this is a reality for many companion animals. Without regular care, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for plaque, tartar and dangerous bacteria. If left untreated, this could lead to everything from bad breath and tooth loss to periodontal disease, a serious medical condition that could shorten your pet’s life. You can help your pet avoid all of this by simply making a commitment to his or her ongoing dental care.
Woodland Hills Pet Clinic wants to support your dedication to this important cause by offering complete, professional pet dentistry services and working with you on proper home dental care techniques. Together we’ll make sure your animal family member enjoys many years of good dental health!
Common signs of dental disease include:
- Yellow or brown build up (tartar) on the teeth
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face
- Loose teeth
Even if your dog or cat doesn’t have these symptoms, we recommend having his or her dental health evaluated at least once a year. This helps us to apply preventative care techniques, like exams and cleanings. It also provides an opportunity to identify the signs of potential dental problems early, so they can be addressed right away. The more we stay on top of your pet’s oral health, the better the chances that he or she will enjoy a long, happy life.
In addition to our professional care, we can help show you how to brush your pet’s teeth at home, in between vet visits. We’d also be happy to provide recommendations for various foods and treats that are formulated to help combat plaque and tartar buildup.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – schedule your pet’s dental exam today! Call us today at 818-222-7387.