Keeping Mouths Happy and Healthy
The condition of a pet’s mouth is often an indicator of their overall health, but sadly, it is one of the most neglected aspects of pet health. In fact, more than 50% of all dogs and cats have some form of gum disease by the time they’re just 3 years of age. The good news is, with regular professional dental care (as needed) and at-home care, you can lower or even eliminate your pet’s risk of gum disease.
Our team is proactive about dental health, and our goal is to not only give your pet a healthy mouth but to keep it healthy for a lifetime. As part of our pet dental care services here in San Luis Obispo, we use state-of-the-art dental equipment for cleaning and polishing teeth. If necessary, we can also extract teeth and perform other minor oral surgeries.
About Your Pet’s Dental Visit
We treat all of our patients in an intensive care environment and perform pre-anesthetic blood work. The results of your pet’s blood work will let us know that your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia.
They also allow us to customize the anesthesia process before your pet’s dental procedure.
Signs of Gum Disease
As a pet owner, it’s important for you to know the signs of gum disease so you can be more proactive about your canine or feline companion’s dental health. The following is a list of some of the most common ones:
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Brownish-yellow tartar buildup along the gum line
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, or if it’s just been a while since your pet’s been to the vet, give us a call at 805-543-0985 to schedule an appointment. You can also use our convenient online form.Schedule an Appointment