One of the first things that you do in the morning is brush your teeth. But do you ever stop to think about the importance of your pet’s oral health? Veterinary dentistry involves the cleaning, adjustment, filling, extraction or repair of your pet’s teeth. You should visit us at least once a year to make sure that your pet’s oral health is as it should be.
Here are some signs that you should have your pet’s teeth checked sooner than your next scheduled appointment:
Persistent bad breath
Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
Refusal to eat or overall reduced appetite
Pain in or around the mouth
Swollen or bleeding gums
Teeth that are broken or loose
Abnormal chewing or drooling
You know your pet better than anyone else does; if it seems like he or she is suffering due to oral health concerns, please contact our vet!
Why Do Pet Dental Problems Occur?
Cavities aren’t as common in pets as they are in people, but many of the same dental problems may develop. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in cats and dogs. As your pet ages, plaque and other problems often get worse. Preventative measures can help ensure your dog doesn’t develop any serious oral health issues.
At Village West Veterinary, we take your pet’s oral care seriously! Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Originally from Upstate New York, Dr. Silverman received his BA with High Honors (for Lyme Disease research) from Middlebury College in Vermont, his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and his MBA (Entrepreneurship) from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago.
Dear Pet Parents,
We thank you for your continued support while we've been navigating this new season of life in the COVID-19 world. We know that you're eager to get back into the hospital to accompany your pets during their visits. Unfortunately, in order to protect all our pet parents and our staff, we are unable to open the hospital to visitors at this time. We are going to continue practicing social distancing as long as necessary to insure we can stay open for your pets when they need us most. We ask that you please be patient with our team, and remember that everything we do is with the best of intentions for you, your pets and our employees. We love serving the Village West Veterinary community, and hope to do so for a very long time to come.
Our appointments continue to fill up fast, so we suggest scheduling your appointments at least 2 to 4 weeks in advance, whenever possible. If your pet is sick and needs to been seen right away, please let us know as early in the day as possible. We appreciate your support.