Pet Dental Care Services in Bulverde, TX
A vital component of your pet’s overall health is maintaining their dental health through professional teeth cleaning services. Keeping your pet’s teeth clean helps with the treatment and prevention of dental disease. Dental disease is a common infection in pets which can lead to more serious health problems such as infection of the heart, liver, and kidneys. Rest assured; dental disease can be prevented through regular dental appointments with our team at Bulverde Animal Hospital.
Has your pet had their teeth checked or cleaned within the last year? We can help! Make an appointment with us today.
What Is Dental Disease, and Can It Affect My Pet?
Dental disease is caused by a buildup of tartar and plaque on your dog’s or cat’s teeth. This allows bacteria to get under their gums, slip into their bloodstream, and potentially cause more serious health problems.
Your pet may not be able to tell you when they are feeling any discomfort, but these signs could indicate poor oral health and possible oral infection:
- Bad breath
- Red or swollen gums
- Dropping food while eating
- Only chewing on one side when eating
- Rubbing at the face and mouth
- Avoiding any chew toys
If notice any of these symptoms or behaviors, your pet likely requires dental care and should see us for an oral exam as soon as possible.
How to Manage Your Pet’s Dental Health
Bulverde Animal Hospital provides thorough, professional pet teeth cleaning services to help you maintain your pet’s good oral health. This also includes full mouth dental X-rays to check for infections or damage below the gum line, which we can then treat right away.
Additionally, our team recommends regular dental appointments once a year to ensure your pet’s teeth remain clean and healthy. We can also provide recommendations at-home care, which may include teeth brushing, dental treats and chews, oral wipes, or other options to help prevent tartar buildup between visits. If you have any questions about your pet’s dental care, call Bulverde Animal Hospital and a member of our team will be happy to assist you!