Many of the same health problems that affect us, including hearing loss, also affect our pets. Fortunately, most pets adapt very well to the disability with a little help from their owners.View Article
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Posted on 04-25-2017
Like people, pets are subject to dental problems that can cause discomfort and can affect their ability to get good nutrition. Plaque accumulates on pets’ teeth, just as it does on peoples’ teeth, which can eventually lead to decay and tooth loss. The bacteria that live on your pet’s teeth can also cause heart problems, kidney problems and liver impairment. Your Bloomington veterinarian can provide tooth cleaning and examination to determine if dental problems are affecting your pet’s health.
Working on pets’ teeth is a little more difficult than working on humans’ teeth. They cannot stay still, as most procedures require. A veterinarian that has specific training in animal dental care will be able to safely administer the anesthetics needed for routine procedures. The veterinarian should be able to do a complete dental exam, checking for loose or broken teeth and any gum abscesses or other conditions. The vet should also check for abnormal bites that could affect the animal’s ability to eat properly. Generally, your pet will be ready to go home the day of the dental procedure. If antibiotic or other medication is needed, your Bloomington veterinarian will provide it, along with education about brushing your pet’s teeth and other tips for maintaining good dental health.
Dr. Tatro and the staff at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital take pride in providing individualized attention for each of the animals in their care. We offer a range of services, including wellness exams, sick animal care, vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, dental care, spay and neuter services, boarding and emergency care. We have extensive experience in treating gastrointestinal problems, skin problems, allergies and other common health conditions. Contact Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital today at 309-606-1010 for an appointment to discuss how regular dental care can safeguard your pet’s health.
There are no comments for this post. Please use the form below to post a comment.