Pet Dental Care
Dental health is an important part of your pet’s overall health and wellbeing.
Pet Dental Care in Forest Grove
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. This is an excellent reminder of how important your pet’s dental condition is for their overall health. Strong oral hygiene will also help prevent infections that can spread through the bloodstream and affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart.
Your pet’s dental care is not different than your own dental care; it requires constant maintenance and oversight. Imagine if you didn’t brush your teeth for a few days, you would notice pretty quickly that something didn’t feel right. Our pets use their mouths for so much more than just eating, and gum and tooth pain can make life really hard on them. This is why we perform a dental exam during every single visit to make sure no issues have arisen.
Signs that your pet may be experiencing dental problems include difficulty chewing or swallowing, red or bleeding gums, listlessness or disinterest in food, drooling, and failure to groom in cats. Fortunately, the disease progresses slowly, and there are actions we can take. If you should notice any of these symptoms in your pet, make an appointment for dental pet services at our animal hospital as soon as possible.
A dental cleaning at Companion Pet Care requires placing your pet under anesthesia so we can fully examine, clean, and extract any unhealthy teeth. This dental cleaning involves scraping and removing tartar build-up, polishing the teeth, and applying a protective fluoride coating.