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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.