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Dental disease can lead to pain, cavities, tooth loss and bad breath. All these problems can negatively impact your pet's quality of life. Keeping your pet's teeth clean can help prevent dental disease. At Edmonton South Animal Hospital, we help pets in Edmonton Alberta maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you're a pet owner in Edmonton, we encourage you to bring in your pet for regular dental checkups.
Being able to recognize the signs of dental disease is important. Once you've seen the signs of dental disease in your pet, take your pet to the animal hospital right away. This will help ensure that your pet gets the treatment he or she needs to avoid gum disease. Signs of dental disease include:
At Edmonton South Animal Hospital, we help pets maintain healthy teeth and gums with the following services:
As a pet owner, you can help your pet by brushing his or her teeth every day. Daily brushings can prevent plaque buildup and keep your pet's breath smelling fresh. To brush your pet's teeth, use a toothbrush formulated for pets, and toothpaste made for pets as well. Toothpaste made for people is toxic to pets, so never give your pet your toothpaste.
In addition to brushing your pet's teeth, you can also use the following products to improve your pet's dental health:
At your pet's animal hospital in Edmonton, we help pets maintain healthy teeth and gums. If your pet is displaying signs of gum disease or dental distress, contact your pet's Edmonton South Animal Hospital at 780.989.5595.