Pet Dental Care in Las Vegas, NV
Pet Dental Care
Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, and the importance of dental health is often overlooked by pet owners. More than 85% of dogs and cats over four years of age suffer from periodontal disease. Bad breath is usually the first sign of this condition. The same bacterium that causes bad breath, if left untreated, can spread through the bloodstream and damage the kidneys, heart, and other organs. Other signs of periodontal disease include bleeding gums, a loss of appetite, pawing at the face, irritability, lethargy, and depression. Your pet is never too old for routine dental care. You can reduce the risk of periodontal disease with a comprehensive dental examination, professional dental cleaning, and good home preventative care.
For pets with no prior periodontal problems, we recommend a yearly oral exam and cleaning. For pets previously diagnosed with periodontal disease, we recommend they be seen every six months to keep their mouth healthy and pain-free. Our dental services include routine cleaning and polishing, extractions, digital x-rays, and oral surgery. We also have access to dental specialists. Home care is also extremely important, and we offer many items to aid you in the care of your pet’s teeth, including flavored or edible toothpaste (never use human toothpaste), specially designed toothbrushes, weekly plaque prevention kits, oral rinses, and dental chews with enzymatic properties.
At Town Center Animal Hospital, we offer a unique dental diet for dogs. All of these items can help reduce tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth before or after a dental cleaning. It is essential to start these preventatives at an early age so that your pet learns to tolerate them. However, not all animals will allow brushing, which is why we offer many other alternatives. It is never too late to start taking care of your pet’s teeth; please call or come in to speak with one of our staff to discuss the best option for your pet.
Veterinary Services in Las Vegas, NV
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