Pet Dental Care

Nearly all pets can benefit from routine veterinary care,  including vaccinations, grooming, and parasite protection. Securing expert dental care for your pet can also be important and we at Callahan Drive Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN,  can help with that. If you are looking for pet care from a “veterinarian near me” at an “animal hospital near me,” we are here for you.

Dental Care

What Might Happen if You Neglect Pet Dental Care

First off, neglecting your pet’s dental care can lead to tooth damage. Your pet’s teeth may weaken faster than expected because you are feeding your pet surgery good and he isn’t receiving the maintenance he needs. Signs of tooth damage may also go unnoticed until they become too visible to ignore. By the time you notice that your pet’s teeth need attention, they may already be too damaged to be saved.

Another possible complication of neglecting your pet’s dental care is the development of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects the teeth, gums, and other elements of your pet’s mouth. Early on, periodontal disease may cause bad breath, bleeding gums, and toothaches. As the disease worsens, it may lead to missing teeth and receding gums.

Your typically insatiable pet may also develop a weaker appetite due to his dental problems. Because of the pain that accompanies their dental issues, he may stop or at least reduce his eating.

The Pet Dental Care Your Pet Needs

Now that we know more about the importance of veterinary dental care, we can get into what it entails.

To begin with, it may be a good idea to set regular dental check-ups and cleanings for your pet. It is usually recommended to schedule annual check-ups and cleaning for your pet. During these cleanings, a veterinarian on our team will address any issues we spot.

You can also take an active role in preserving your pet’s dental health. Learn how to brush his teeth and give him dental toys that can keep teeth and gums in good shape. You can also stop giving your pet surgery foods, like the ones people eat.

Get Routine Care and Pet Dental Care from a Veterinarian Near You

Allow us at Callahan Drive Animal Hospital to handle your pet’s routine care. Reach out to us today and schedule a dental check-up for your pet at our Knoxville, TN, location. Call us at (865) 938-0243 for routine care and pet dental care from a “veterinarian near me” at our “animal hospital near me.”



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