The Importance of Pet Dental Care
Most pet owners understand the importance of quality health services for their pets, including dental care. At Clevengers Corner Vet Care, we take pride in providing comprehensive pet dental care for your furry companion. We welcome clients from the Warrenton, Culpeper and Amissville areas.
Pet Dental Care
Pet dental services often get overlooked, but they are imperative for oral and overall health. Excellent oral hygiene with regular teeth cleaning from a veterinarian goes a long way in promoting a healthy, long life. Periodontal disease is a significant problem for 70 to 80 percent of pets over three. It can quickly create problems in the gum and teeth, resulting in infection or needing a tooth extraction. Harmful bacteria can spread to major organs of the body, like the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys as a result of periodontal disease. The key to prevent these problems is scheduling a regular cleaning with our veterinarian. Our animal clinic utilizes safe practices to thoroughly clean your pet's teeth under general anesthesia, reducing any chance for stress or anxiety from your pet.
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Schedule an Appointment with Clevengers Corner Vet Care
Your pets deserve to live long and happy lives. Making sure their oral health is in check is a big part of that. We have a convenient location in Amissville, VA, open six days a week, including Saturdays from 8:30 to 1 pm. We are happy to meet your pets and provide the care they need. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene at Home
The best way to ensure your pets get the care they need is to ensure they have an annual exam. Our veterinarian is trained to remove the harmful buildup of tartar and plaque effectively. During an examination, our vet will provide an oral assessment to determine a treatment plan. Most often, pets are recommended for teeth cleaning and a possible extraction if needed. You can tell pets may have been in possible discomfort with their mouth if they are showing any of the following signs:
- pawing at the mouth
- excessive drooling
- reduced appetite
- discolored, broken, or cracked teeth
- foul breath
We understand that daily teeth cleanings at home are probably not possible, but there are ways to promote good oral hygiene while not at our animal clinic. Provide your pets with dental chews and pick foods that can promote healthy teeth and gums. Water additives can help rinse away excess plaque. Finally, don't skip a dental cleaning as recommended by our veterinarian