Pet Dental Health With Our Council Bluffs and Glenwood Veterinarian
When's the last time you thought about your pet's dental health? If it's been a while, you're not alone. Pet dental health is one of the most common areas that pet owners forget to think about. If you can't remember the last time a veterinarian had a look at your dog or cat's teeth, it's a good idea to think about a dental screening. Our veterinary offices- Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs and Glenwood Veterinary Clinic- are experienced in helping pets maintain bright, beautiful, functional smiles.
Pet Dental Health: Why It Matters
Dental disease can easily creep up on your dog or pet as they age, causing bad breath, difficulty chewing, and pain. By the time dogs and cats turn three years old, 85% of them have periodontal disease. This progressive disease eventually allows bacteria to get under your pet's gums, which can lead to a variety of problems, including gingivitis and tooth infections. This can easily be prevented with regular dental cleanings.
Pet Dental Screenings
Pet dental screenings allow our veterinarian to alert you to any dental issues with your pet. Having screenings done can let you take care of small issues before they turn into larger issues, saving you time, money, and pet pain.
Common Pet Dental Problems
Periodontal disease, gingivitis, broken teeth, abscesses in the gums, and jaw issues are all common problems for pets. All of these conditions can be treated and/or managed through regular pet dental care. Our veterinarian will discuss the best course of treatment for your pet's dental health.
Knowing When Your Pet Needs A Dental Screening
If your pet is experiencing bad breath, trouble chewing, mouth pain, or swollen gums, it's a good idea to schedule a dental screening. Regular cleanings are done under anesthesia to keep your pet comfortable, allowing our veterinarian to fully clean their teeth, just like you get at regular dental checkups. During the cleaning, our veterinarian can also take x-rays to ensure that everything is running smoothly under the surface of your pet's gums.
Call Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs Today!
If your pet is in need of a dental exam, we'd love to help. Call one of our two convenient locations to schedule an appointment- Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs (712-323-0598) or Glenwood Veterinary Clinic (712-527-9454). We'll set up a consultation appointment so that you and our veterinarian can discuss the best next steps for your pet's dental health.