Cat and Dog Teeth
Cleaning in Conroe, TX
Cats and dogs, just like people, need routine oral hygiene for optimal health and wellness. Our pets are particularly prone to the buildup of harmful bacteria in the gums. And this bacteria, if left unchecked, can migrate into your pet’s vital organs and trigger a whole host of other problems.
We know it’s not easy to brush your pet’s teeth on a regular basis, which is why we strongly recommend annual dental exams with a thorough cat and dog teeth cleaning under general anesthesia.
What to Expect
Each year at your pet’s dental checkup, our Conroe, TX, veterinarians will provide a careful visual exam and conduct a thorough cleaning, remove plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth, probe between teeth and under gums, clean and polish the teeth, perform dental x-rays to look for problems beneath the surface, remove cracked or bad teeth, and inspect the entire mouth for lumps or other abnormalities.
Certain breeds of dogs, such as Dachshunds, Pugs, and Chihuahuas, are more susceptible to gum disease. For these particular pets, we might recommend more frequent dental visits.
Support Between Visits
You can support your pet’s oral health with the following measures:
- Brush your pet’s teeth on a regular basis (if possible) using an appropriate brush and toothpaste designed for your pet.
- Supply dental chews and treats
Watch for Symptoms of Gum Disease
Please give us a call if you notice any of the following symptoms between visits:
- Chronic bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Pawing at the mouth
- Difficulty chewing
- Loose or missing teeth