Tally Oaks Veterinary Service is offering a great deal on dental exams & cleaning for your pets
during the month of February
Veterinary medical dental care is an essential component of a preventive healthcare plan. Quality dental care is necessary to provide optimum health and quality of life. If left untreated, diseases of the oral cavity are painful and can contribute to other local or systemic diseases. Tumors of the oral cavity are also fairly common in dogs and cats and if discovered early can be treated more successfully.
Does your pet need dental attention?
Start by lifting your pet’s lips. If you see dirty or discolored teeth, typically an ugly brownish-greenish color, this is likely tartar or plaque and is an early sign of imminent gum or periodontal disease.
Next examine the gums for any swelling or redness. If you brush your fingertip along the gum line and observe the tissues become angry and inflamed or even bleed, this indicates more serious gum infection and disease.
Finally, take a whiff. If your pet's breath is foul smelling this is usually associated with bacterial infection. A pet with a healthy mouth should have pleasant or at least neutral odor.
If your pet exhibits any of these signs, you need to have your pet seen immediately.
Visit #2 (generally 3-4 days later): Dental cleaning, polishing and fluoride treatment under general anesthesia. Take home dental kit (dental chews, toothbrush/toothpaste or dental rinse, dental water additive).