An often overlooked, but necessary aspect of healthcare in animals is dental care. The idea of brushing your pet’s teeth may strike you as humorous, but the knowledgeable veterinarian at Silver Star Animal Hospital wants you to know that this simple act may prevent serious problems later down the road. Dogs and cats can suffer from cavities, plaque and tartar build-up, gum disease and even abscessed teeth. If your pet goes untreated they can end up very ill from gastrointestinal infections or even sepsis.
During a normal exam, our veterinarian at Silver Star Animal Hospital in Orlando, Florida will take a look at your pet’s gum lines, teeth, cheeks, palate and tongue. If he suspects an issue with any of these then he will recommend a dental procedure such as extraction, gum scraping, tongue scraping and even root canals!
How can you as a pet owner recognize if your pet is in need of dental attention? Look for signs such as bad breath (worse than normal) lack of appetite, whimpering when eating, lethargy, and in some extreme cases your pet may become aggressive towards you. If you notice any of these symptoms, then bring your pet in right away for an exam by our staff at Silver Star Animal Hospital.
Once your pet is on the way to feeling better, Silver Star Animal Hospital is pleased to help you keep it on the healthy dental path in life. We offer special toothpastes, topical medicines, supplements, and even tasty treats to freshen breath and treat plaque buildup.