4 Signs Your Pet May Have Dental Problems

Here at Clover Vet, we’re more than just a York County veterinary hospital. While we offer traditional veterinary services and have a full-service animal hospital (complete with a surgical unit), we also offer the latest advances in pet health. This includes pet dentistry. You may not have known it, but February is National Pet Dental Health Month. We use this time to put a little extra emphasis on dental care for the pets we serve. As a pet dentist for both dogs and cats, we want you to play an active role in your pet’s health. Read on to learn about four common symptoms of dental problems in pets.

  • Loose teeth or broken teeth. Although age may play a factor in a pet’s tooth loss, it can also be a sign of oral disease. If you notice these signs, get your dog or cat to a pet dentist as soon as possible.
  • Bleeding gums. Just like in humans, bleeding gums can be a sign of periodontal disease.
  • Excessive tartar. Another telltale sign of dental disease is a buildup of tartar on the teeth. Frequent brushing can help prevent this and stimulate the gums so they’ll stay healthy.
  • Problems with eating. If your pet doesn’t want to eat, starts to chew differently, or can’t keep food in it’s mouth, it may be because of tooth problems.

If you notice any of these issues with your cat or dog, bring them in to Clover Vet. Our team will give them a thorough examination, make a diagnosis, and give you steps to take to improve their oral health. And even if you don’t notice these symptoms, talk to us about how you can continue to keep your pet’s teeth healthy. In addition to practical steps like brushing, we offer products like OraVet chews that can clean and protect the teeth. Visit us soon and see how we care for your pet’s total health. We welcome new patients from Lake Wylie, York, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas of South Carolina.

You still have time to enter our drawing for a Philips Sonicare toothbrush gift set. Just purchase a 30 count box of any size of OraVet chews from Clover Vet by Tuesday, February 28 and you’ll be entered to win.

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