Is bad breath coming between you and your pet?
Despite what you may have heard, stinky breath isn’t something that pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, to the contrary – it’s probably a sign that your pet needs to visit the dentist.
Without proper attention, your companion’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your furry friend’s life.
The good news is, with the right support, this can all be prevented.
The professional dentistry services at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions.
Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food
- Sudden disinterest in chew toys
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen or painful face
- Pawing at the mouth
- Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
- Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an exam. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also show you ways that you can help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round.
You deserve to enjoy lots of close cuddles with your four-legged friend. The comprehensive dental services at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center can help get you there!