Pet Dental Care FAQs

Pet Dental Care FAQs

Routine dental care is important for your pet and can prevent tooth decay, bad breath, and even organ damage. At Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, we provide dental exams to learn more about your pet’s oral health and cleanings to keep him or her healthy. Before you visit us, take a look at some frequently asked questions regarding pet dental care below:

Do Pets Need to Have Their Teeth Cleaned?

It is essential to have your pet’s teeth cleaned regularly. We recommend brushing your cat or dog’s teeth at home with a specialized toothbrush and toothpaste. Not only that, but you might also provide him or her dental chew toys to keep its teeth clean and healthy. However, the brushing and chew toys may not be enough on their own. Our vet can examine your pet’s teeth when you visit us and provide suggestions on improving its oral health.

How Often Do Pets Need to Have Their Teeth Cleaned?

Bacteria and tartar can degrade your pet’s oral health over time. However, the wear and tear may not affect its teeth as much as a person’s teeth since its diet is lower in sugar. However, it’s still crucial to have your pet’s oral health monitored and have its teeth cleaned at least once a year.

What Types of Dental Issues Might Pets Suffer?

Cats, dogs, and other animals can develop the same conditions as humans, including cavities, gum infections, and root canal infections. Due to this, it is important to keep any eye on your pet’s oral health and visit us regularly.

What are Some Symptoms a Pet with an Oral Health Problem Might Display?

If your furry friend has an oral health problem, it may suffer from bad breath. Along with that, he or she might also avoid eating or experiencing pain while consuming food. In addition, if it is losing weight unexpectedly, we suggest visiting us for an examination as soon as possible.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If you are looking for a veterinarian near me that provides quality pet dental care, contact Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, at (512) 339-3177 today. We are happy to tell you more about our services and set you up with an appointment!


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