Pet Dental Care with our Bossier City, LA Veterinarian
Staying on top of pet dental needs is an essential part of maintaining your furry friend's overall health and wellness. If it is time for your pet's regular check-up, or it has been a while since they've received comprehensive dental care, call Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital, your Bossier City veterinarian. Good oral hygiene in pets is just as important as it is for humans, and taking care of their mouth and gums can help avoid more serious health conditions and medical ailments.
Regular dental check-ups can help our vet screen for more serious issues and help your pet avoid heart, liver, and kidney problems. When plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth, they can cause infection which can then enter the pet's bloodstream which can become a very serious problem. Don't neglect your pet's dental needs as this can be detrimental to their overall health. Brush their teeth regularly, provide chew toys that help remove plaque and tartar, and bring them in to Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital for regular dental care visits.
Does Your Pet Need Immediate Dental Care?
In addition to regular check-ups, the veterinarian staff at Viking Drive provides comprehensive pet dental care. Broken and chipped teeth should be addressed as soon as possible, as should any bleeding from the gums that you notice in your pet. Signs of dental issues can include:
- Discomfort while eating, or a failure to eat
- Bleeding or sore gums
- Changes in behavior, such as becoming surly or withdrawn
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Extreme bad breath that does not dissipate
If your pet is showing any of these signs and symptoms, a dental check-up is necessary to have these conditions resolved before they become more serious. Regular dental care allows us to monitor your pet's oral health and help them avoid serious mouth conditions like gum disease and teeth loss. Without regular dental care, plaque and tartar can build up on your pet's teeth, especially close to the gum line.
If this build up is left untreated, it can cause an infection of the gums or the very serious gum disease known as periodontitis. In addition to the regular dental care that you give to your pet at home, we recommend regular cleanings here at the animal hospital.
Is it Time for Your Pet's Oral Health Check-Up? Call Us Today
Call Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital today at (318) 747-9150 to schedule an appointment for your pet's dental treatment. You may also request an appointment through our user-friendly online patient portal. Our animal hospital is conveniently located at 4250 Viking Drive in Bossier City, LA.