Pet Dental Veterinary Services in Monroe, MI
A healthy mouth makes for a healthier pet. Find out why we recommend regular dental exams, teeth cleanings, and at-home care to maintain your pet’s good oral hygiene.
Signs of Poor Dental Health in Dogs and Cats
Unlike us, our pets are not able to give voice to any health problems they have. Often, dogs and cats will continue to act normal despite their discomfort. As your pet’s guardian, it’s up to you to see the warning signs, which usually include:
- Bad breath
- Brown/yellow discoloration of the teeth
- Red, swollen gums
- Dropping food while eating
- Shying away from chew toys
- Resistant to having face/mouth handled
- Changes in behavior (eating less, sleeping more)
- Loose or broken teeth
Why You Should Take an Active Role in Your Pet’s Dental Care
Whether you have a dog or cat, they should have an at-home dental routine to prevent excessive plaque and tartar buildup. Brushing their teeth several times a week can make a big difference! We also offer dental diets, treats, and chews at our hospital to supplement your pet’s care at home.