Caring Pet Dental Treatment in Scotts Valley
Mt. Hermon Veterinary Clinic has been in business for 24 years, providing pets all throughout Scotts Valley the best in pet dental care. Without meaning to, pet owners often overlook cat, rabbit or dog dental care, which can lead to serious health problems in your furry friend.
At our veterinary clinic, we are committed to the overall health of your fuzzy family member. With a thorough exam, we can recommend steps to improve your pet’s health. After a professional teeth cleaning, we can show you how to continue to keep them clean at home.
Common Teeth Issues for Dogs & Cats
Just like you would see a dentist for your own dental problems, it is important to speak with a vet about a dental exam for your pet in Santa Cruz or Scotts Valley. Two of the most common diseases in pets include periodontal disease and gingivitis. They occur when plaque buildup forms and is not removed, causing an infection to grow. Fractured teeth and worn teeth can also cause pain in your pet’s mouth and should be checked during an examination. Some common signs that point to one or more of these diseases include:
- Bad breath, which is caused by bacterial growth
- Discomfort while chewing and eating
- Missing or loose teeth
Another sign that might point to dental disease in pets is if you don’t brush their teeth. Chews and treats can help fight gingivitis and periodontal disease, but you are responsible to brush your furry friend’s teeth just like you would your own.