Pet Dentistry in Nashua
Dental care is just as important to pets as it is to people, and just as with humans, the condition of the mouth is often a good indicator of overall health. Sadly, more than half of all dogs and cats have some form of gum disease, which can gradually worsen with time and even affect the internal organs. All Pets Veterinary Hospital wants to lower that number so your four-legged friend can be around to keep you company for as long as possible.
We take a proactive approach to dental care; our pet dentistry services in Nashua are designed to not only treat oral problems, but to prevent them from ever developing. They include comprehensive oral exams, digital X-rays, and professional dental cleaning and scaling. For the safety and comfort of our patients, we use advanced monitoring equipment and perform all dental procedures under anesthesia. In addition to our professional dental services, we can demonstrate a variety of oral hygiene techniques for you to perform at home to maintain your pet’s teeth and gums.
Does YOUR Pet Need Dental Care?
The answer to this question can be determined by performing a “flip the lip” assessment and looking for the following symptoms:
- Bad breath
- Broken or loose teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Tartar buildup
- Red or swollen gums
- Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
At-Home Dental Care
While having your pet’s teeth professionally examined and cleaned on a regular basis is a great way to be proactive about your pet’s health, it’s only half of the battle. The other half involves YOU with at-home dental care. Brushing your pet’s teeth is a highly effective way to prevent plaque and tartar from building up in the mouth.
Your pet’s dental care shouldn’t be treated much differently from your own, so if YOU wouldn’t go months without brushing your teeth, your pet shouldn’t either. If it’s been a while since your pet’s seen a vet, or if you have questions about how to properly brush his teeth, give us a call at 603-882-0494. One of our friendly staff members will be glad to help you!