Dental Care Is for Your Pets Too
One challenge for pet owners is to overcome that piercing stench that comes from your pet's decaying gum tissue. Just like with people, chewing more often through pre-existing dental conditions can lead to growth of tartar on the teeth which can lead to medical issues elsewhere in the body. The ultimate effect is bone erosion and erosion of the teeth and gums that can cause long-term pain and health problems for your pet. Dental problems are mostly preventable, but the treatment can sometimes be complicated by other existing conditions. Some pets could have root or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, where the jaw joint moves randomly with every bone movement. Also common is bone softening from subluxations or occlusions which can cause a loss of sensation in and around the mouth and could lead to emergency vet services. It’s often hard to diagnose the root of pet dental problems, but early awareness can give your pet the best chance for a high quality of life. Visit us at The Village Vet in Baltimore for a thorough examination and a diagnosis.
How to Help Your Pet’s Dental Care
Studies suggest that an overweight or obese dog or cat can suffer dental health problems that stem directly from the effects of their weight issues. As is the case with humans, severe dental pain can worsen if left untreated and can lead to complications like diabetes and heart disease. If you notice that your pet is suffering from short-breath, or having chronic difficulty eating, you should contact our clinic to see the emergency vet immediately. If you are adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue center, talk to the staff and find out if your pet has any existing dental problems. If your pet does have dental issues, it’s important to get your animal treated as soon as possible, so the situations does not worsen. If your pet has regular dental checkups, you will be aware of the changes in their dental health before any problems persist.
Contact Us for Dental Care
Whatever dental issues your pet may be experiencing, our team of experienced professionals is here to find the right treatment for your loved one. We understand how important your pet is to you. That’s why we offer an emergency vet service for when you need us most. Contact us at Village Vet to find out how we can help!