February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

At Wedington Animal Hospital, pet dentistry in Fayetteville is one of the many services we provide to help your pet achieve optimal health and wellness. And with February being National Pet Dental Health Month, now is an excellent time to review the importance of caring for your pet's dental health. 

A dog receiving pet dental care

Importance of Pet Dental Care Fayetteville

Just like your own teeth, your pet's teeth need regular dental cleanings in Fayetteville to avoid problems. Without routine dental care, your pet's teeth could end up rotting due to decay. Another common problem seen in pets without proper pet dental care in Fayetteville is that of gum disease, which can be very painful for your pet and even lead to permanent tooth loss.

By scheduling regular oral examinations and cleanings with our experienced pet dentist, you can have plaque and tartar build-up removed from your pet's teeth a gum line. As a result, you can provide your pet with the preventative care needed to avoid painful oral problems down the road.

Caring for Your Pet's Teeth at Home

In addition to having your pet's teeth professionally cleaned, you should also take the time to brush your pet's teeth when possible and give your pet water additives and dental treats to promote improved dental health. And of course, be on the lookout for common signs of tooth and gum problems in your pet, such as:

  • irritated and/or bleeding gums
  • persistent bad breath
  • yellow or discolored teeth

If you spot any of these symptoms, be sure to bring your pet into our office to have the situation assessed and treated.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Fayetteville

At Wedington Animal Hospital, our veterinarian in Fayetteville takes great pride in serving you and your pet. If your pet is overdue for a dental exam and cleaning, feel free to schedule an appointment today by simply giving our office a call! We're open seven days a week to work with your busy schedule!

What steps do you take to protect your pet's teeth and gums?