Pet Dental Care

As a pet owner, it is important that your cat or dog receives the necessary care to stay happy and healthy. When dental care is neglected, your pet can experience pain, dental disease, and serious health issues. At Family and Friends Veterinary Care in Fort Collins, CO, we provide exams and cleanings to reduce any discomfort your pet is experiencing and improve its wellness.

Pet Dental Care

Understanding Dental Problems and Symptoms

While pets offer joy and love, they cannot communicate when they are experiencing pain due to dental issues. Due to this, it is crucial for them to receive dental exams once a year. If your pet is having any problems, he or she may exhibit certain symptoms, such as discolored teeth, bad breath, and difficulty chewing. Additionally, if your furry friend has periodontal disease, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream and affect the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Preventing Dental Problems

There are some steps that you can take to prevent cat or dog dental problems. For example, it’s important to brush your pet’s teeth regularly to reduce tartar and plaque buildup. Not only that, but you can utilize dental chews as well to lower the chances of buildup. It’s also important to note that while pets do not usually develop cavities like humans, periodontal disease can develop under the gums without proper care.

What to Expect During a Pet Dental Exam

We recommend that your pet visits us annually for a comprehensive exam. During the exam, our veterinarians will evaluate its teeth and gums and perform a thorough cleaning. We may also take X-rays to learn more about your furry friend’s condition.

Of course, to keep your pet comfortable during the procedures, we will provide anesthesia. Being anesthetized allows your pet to undergo a complete exam and cat or dog teeth cleaning without stress. If our veterinarians and technicians detect any problems, we will recommend a treatment plan that may include filling cavities, extracting teeth, or performing a root canal.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

To learn more about pet dental care or to schedule your visit, contact Family and Friends Veterinary Care in Fort Collins, CO, at (970) 493-0204 today. We are happy to provide additional details and set you up with an appointment. If you are looking for a veterinarian near you, our team is here to help.

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