Dental Cleanings

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Give Your Pet Something To SMILE About

The dental health of your dog or cat is just as important to his or her health as it is to yours. Not only does dental hygiene affect your pet’s breath (“Eww! Dog breath!”), but also it can affect the overall health of your pet. Dental disease in pets not only affects the mouth, but it can also lead to more serious health issues, such as heart, lung, and kidney disease.

Dental Cleaning

Swan Harbor Animal Hospital is fully equipped to provide your pets with the affordable dental health care they need. Our staff is fully trained in veterinary dental care, and we know that regularly scheduled dental exams and cleanings will go a long way in giving both you and your pet something to smile about.

Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

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Oral health in Dogs

Your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:

  • Bad breath

  • Broken or loose teeth

  • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth

  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar

  • Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth

  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat

  • Pain in or around the mouth

  • Bleeding from the mouth

  • Swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth

Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pet’s behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian. Always be careful when evaluating your pet’s mouth, because a painful animal may bite.