Did you know that by three years of age, one in four pets has some form of dental disease? Believe it or not, veterinary dental care is one of the most important health benefits that you can provide for your pet to extend their life. Our clients trust Dickson Veterinary Clinic with their pet’s dental needs, and travel from Fairview, Burns, White Bluff, and Charlotte, Tennessee for the care and compassion we provide.
Without proper cleaning and maintenance, bacteria collect and harden into a substance known as tartar on your pet’s teeth. Not only can these bacteria cause damage to the teeth and gums of your pet, but constant swallowing of the bacteria can, over time, possibly damage major organs such as the liver, kidneys, and heart. Regular examinations and cleanings, can help prevent the formation of tartar buildup and the development of periodontal disease.
How can I tell if my pet is suffering from dental issues?
Our pet companions sometimes exhibit outward signs of periodontal disease. Please contact Dickson Veterinary Clinic for an examination if your pet displays any of the following:
- • Bad breath
- • Lost or broken teeth
- • Bloody drool or saliva
- • Loss of appetite and weight
- • Pulling away from you as you try to pet their muzzle
Please note that not all pets will show these symptoms of dental disease, and many will not display any signs at all. The ideal way to determine if your companions are suffering from periodontal disease is to have them examined by a veterinarian.
At Dickson Veterinary Clinic, we provide veterinary dental examinations, cleaning, de-scaling, polishing, and extractions as necessary. All of our procedures are carefully performed under anesthesia, and most of our patients will be ready to return home on the same day.
Dickson Veterinary Clinic wants to be the caregivers for the life of your pet. Please contact one of our caring professionals today to schedule a dental examination for your furry family member.