Does your best friend have bad breath? Often “dog breath” can be a sign that your pet may have an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is typically caused by bacteria growing on the teeth and gums of our precious pets. Over time, these bacteria can lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. The experienced veterinarians at Tipton Ridge Veterinary Medical Center have been caring for pet's veterinary dental needs in the Pulaski, Virginia area, and they are looking forward to serving the needs of your precious pet as well.
Did you know that poor oral health for your pet can damage their kidneys and heart over time? As they continually swallow the harmful bacteria associated with tartar and plaque, these germs can cause harm to their organs. If your constant companion has never had a dental examination, or if you have recently adopted a pet, let our caring doctors examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any periodontal issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.
We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Call Tipton Ridge Veterinary Medical Center at 540-980-0186 today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!