Humans very naturally take care of their teeth. Next to drinking water, brushing our teeth is probably the next most regular thing we do. But who takes care of our dogs’ teeth? And how often? Sadly, for pets, the answer is generally “not often enough”.
Our group of veterinarian doctors has banded together as the Arrow Group of Animal Hospitals, with a new website at www.Arizonapetvet.com to highlight the dangers in lack of proper dog dental health care for animal owners. Here are some warning signs you should be on the lookout for in checking dogs’ teeth:
- Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when mouth or gums are touched, or when pet is eating
- Decreased appetite, due to reason above
- Loose or missing teeth
The opportunity to help desert pet owners has never been greater and these Phoenix pet dentist want to make sure their pets get as much dental care as themselves. Without proper dental care, pets have increased chances of mouth-borne illnesses.
Dental disease is more than just stinky breath! When detected and diagnosed in the early stages, treatment is much more effective at preventing pain, decreases chance of tooth loss and cost is significantly decreased.
Start your pet’s dental care today with AZPetVet! Find the location nearest you at www.AZPetVet.com