At Hardin Animal Hospital in Stockton, CA, we are here to help you get the best dental care for your dog. We understand how much your animal companion means to you, so we strive to offer the very best care we can so your pet stays healthy and happy. Our team at our animal hospital is well versed in providing great care for your dog's dental needs. We can help you understand how to care for your dog’s teeth at home as well.
What Does Dog Dental Care Involve?
At our facility, we offer routine dental cleanings. It is important that your dog gets its teeth cleaned at least once a year. To do this, our vet will do a physical exam to look for health problems in your dog. Then, we will clean the plaque and tartar off your pet’s teeth. If our experts notice anything wrong with your pet’s oral health, like periodontal disease, we will administer the proper treatment. Sometimes, severe conditions, like a damaged or loose tooth, require dental surgery. Our vet will walk you through this.
After a dental visit with your dog, we may suggest that you get dental chews, a toothbrush and toothpaste, or dental wipes.
Why Is Dental Care Important for Your Dog?
Apart from wanting your dog to have the best overall health, dental care is important for these reasons:
- To prevent halitosis or bad breath.
- To prevent loss and weakening of your dog's teeth.
- To stop pain that may arise from an infection or dental disease.
- To stop existing dental issues from worsening.
- To prevent organ damage caused by bacteria present in plaque.
Dental diseases can lead to serious health conditions in your dog. They can cause damage to the liver, kidneys, and heart. If your dog has red gums, loose teeth, discomfort eating, extremely bad breath, or other concerning signs, it may have a dental disease. Bring your dog to our vet immediately for a diagnosis and treatment.
Schedule an Appointment for Dog Dental Care
Taking care of your dog’s oral health is vital to its health. Our team can tell you how to care for your pet’s teeth at home. You can regularly clean your pet’s teeth with special toothpaste, wipes, chews, and more. At Hardin Animal Hospital in Stockton, CA, we know how important oral health is for your dog. Caring for your pet’s teeth at home is important, and so is visiting our vet. At routine checkups, we can make sure your pet is not suffering from any dental diseases or other issues. Our team of experts is happy to answer any questions you have about dog dental care. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.