Pet Dental FAQs

Our pets need lots of love, exercise, veterinary care, and dental treatments. These pillars of raising a healthy, happy pet should not be overlooked. But unfortunately, many pet owners overlook pet dental care, which should not be forgotten because it is vital to the pet’s overall health and wellness. The veterinarians at Sand Creek Animals Hospital in Albany, NY, provide dental care for pets, ensuring they are in optimal health. 

Pet Dental FAQs

How Common Are Pet Dental Issues? 

More than 70% of cats and dogs experience periodontal disease during their later stages of life. Poor pet dental care can lead to severe heart problems because the bacteria from the gums gets into the bloodstream. Periodontal disease can also cause kidney and liver problems. Therefore, taking your pet to the veterinarian for dental cleanings and checkups is vital to keeping it healthy. 

What Are the Signs My Pet Needs Pet Dental Treatment? 

The most common sign of dental issues in pets includes a red stripe that appears on the pet’s gumline, which is caused by inflammation from bacteria in the gums. Other signs of pet dental care may include loose teeth, trouble eating, and changes in behavior. Other periodontal disease symptoms may include missing teeth, fatigue, and aggression, especially when getting close to the pet’s mouth. If you think your pet is suffering from periodontal disease, schedule an appointment with a veterinarian to learn more about pet dental care and how to help your pet have healthy gums. 

How Often Should I Take My Pet for Dental Cleanings? 

Taking your pet to the veterinarian every six months for a dental cleaning can help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. However, if your pet is experiencing any dental problems, it may show signs of needing treatment more often. Speak with your veterinarian to learn more about pet dental care and how often your pet should have a cleaning. 

Call Sand Creek Animal Hospital Today

Learn more about your pet’s dental health by seeing a veterinarian and discussing treatment options and tips for at-home dental care. The veterinary care team at Sand Creek Animal Hospital in Albany, NY, can help treat your pet’s dental issues and any other health concerns you may have. Call our office today at (518) 446-9171 to schedule an appointment. In addition, we welcome our pet families to come to our clinic any time when experiencing oral health problems or any general health problem. 



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