Dental care plays a vital part in your pet’s wellness care, and our professional dental treatments are among the most common services that we provide for dogs and cats. At Tulare Veterinary Hospital, we will perform a dental examination during your pet’s annual wellness exam. Our professional dental cleanings include:
Our veterinarians also recommend regular home care to prevent the buildup of plaque on your pet’s teeth. Brushing your pet’s teeth every day will reduce or eliminate plaque buildup. Plaque can progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections. If left untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the teeth, possibly leading to bone loss. An infection under the gum line can also potentially spread to the liver, kidneys, and heart.
Common signs of dental disease in pets include:
If your dog or cat shows signs of dental disease, please call us at (559) 686-8544 to arrange for a professional dental exam for your pet.