Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Dental Care

As a pet owner, it is important that your pet receives the necessary dental care to stay happy and healthy. At Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg, OH, we provide exams and cleanings to reduce any discomfort your car or dog may be experiencing and prevent gum disease from developing. Before visiting us, take a look at some frequently asked questions regarding pet dental care below:

Pet Dental care faqs

Why is dental care important for pets?

Dental health is a critical component of your pet's overall well-being. Poor dental hygiene can lead to periodontal disease, which can cause pain, bad breath, and serious health issues.

How often should my pet have a dental checkup?

We recommend annual dental checkups for most pets. However, some may require more frequent visits depending on their breed, age, and overall dental health.

What are some signs of dental problems in pets?

Keep an eye out for bad breath, difficulty eating, swollen gums, and visible tartar or plaque. If you notice any of these signs, it's important to visit our veterinarian for an evaluation.

How can I prevent dental problems in my pet?

Regular brushing is the most effective way to keep your pet's teeth clean. We also suggest specially formulated dental diets and treats that can help reduce plaque and tartar buildup.

What does a professional dental cleaning involve?

A professional cleaning will include scaling to remove plaque and tartar and polishing to smooth the surfaces of the teeth. Along with that, the cleaning may also involve advanced treatment if necessary.

Can dental problems lead to other health issues?

Dental problems can lead to systemic health issues, including heart disease, liver disease, and kidney disease, as bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and affect other organs.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

To learn more about pet dental care or to schedule a visit, contact Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg, OH, at (614) 866-2290 today. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with an appointment. You can also browse our website to find out about our services or visit us in person. When you need a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!


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