Is bad breath driving a wedge between you and your pet?

Despite what you may have been told, stinky breath isn’t something that pet owners must simply learn to live with. To the contrary, it’s probably a sign that your pet could use a visit the dentist. 

Without appropriate care and support, your companion’s mouth can harbor dangerous bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream, causing a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your best friend’s life. 

The good news is, with the right partner, this can all be prevented.

The professional dentistry services at Westside Animal Hospital include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions. 

Common signs of dental disease in dogs and cats include, but are not limited to:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food 
  • Sudden disinterest in chew toys
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen or painful face
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
  • Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding

If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an exam. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one. We’ll also show you things you can do at home to help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free in between visits. 

You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your four-legged friend. The comprehensive dental services at Westside Animal Hospital can help get you there!