At All Creatures Animal Hospital, Dr. Esposito understands that pets are a part of the family. Just like humans, pets’ teeth must be taken care of, so they can live a healthy and happy life. We provide services in Granbury, TX to protect your pets’ teeth and provide treatment for broken teeth. There are many reasons to receive regularly scheduled pet dental care. We have gathered a few signs to watch out for when it comes to your furry friend’s teeth.
Your Animals’ Breath Stinks
Unfortunately, some pets smell. Even their breath can make us cover our noses. We love them anyway but you may want a cure for your pet’s bad breath. Sometimes the cause may be from something strange they ate in the backyard, licking themselves too often or old age.
However, if you smell a sulfur-like substance originating from your pet's mouth, it may be an indication of a rotten tooth. The smell is from the mountain of bacteria that has collected inside your animal’s gums. Make sure you are investing in proper dental care for your pet so it has fresh gums.
A Build-Up of Plaque
If you begin to see plaque forming around your animal's teeth then it is time to see a veterinarian. We will scrape the plaque off and determine if your animal needs further assistance. If plaque stays on the teeth for too long, the gums will recede. This will cause major issues for your animal. The teeth will become weak over time. Because pets have a habit of chewing on many different toys, their teeth, if weak, may break from normal play. Don’t let your pet's teeth rot to the point of decay. Keep an eye on your animal's teeth and get them checked the next time you visit our veterinarian.
No Interest in Hard Food
Sometimes your animal's teeth are obviously in need of dental work. Other times you may not even notice. If your pet is experiencing a toothache it may begin to refuse food. This can cause panic and an unexpected vet visit. Do not worry. Sometimes a pet may have a sore tooth from chewing on their favorite bone or may have a broken tooth. The only way to be sure is to see a veterinarian.
Contact Our Animal Hospital in Granbury, TX
If you live in or around Granbury and your furry friend has shown any of these warning signs, it is a good time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Esposito at All Creatures Animal Hospital. We provide a wide array of quality veterinary care, including pet dental care. Call our team today at (817) 326-6262 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.