Your dog or cat’s dental health is a significant contributor to their overall well being, and can have serious adverse effects on a pet’s condition if not attended to regularly with proper care. Regular at-home dental care is strongly recommended, as buildup of plaque bacteria leads to gingivitis and periodontitis. Bad breath (or "dog breath") isn’t a normal condition for pets. This odor is generally caused by plaque and tartar build-up beneath the gum line, which can only be properly remedied by professional cleaning.
We understand that pets aren’t always agreeable to having their teeth brushed. We can demonstrate how to gradually introduce daily oral hygiene Ask us about veterinary-approved foods, treats, and chew toys that have been proven to slow the progression of tartar.
Chagrin Valley Veterinary Clinic's dental services include:
We will also examine individual teeth for mobility, fractures, malocclusion, and periodontal disease following all cleanings.
If you notice that your pet has loose teeth, teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar, experiences sensitivity when touched around the mouth, or is drooling or dropping food, please call us to schedule a dental examination.