dog and cat dental care in pearland
Dental disease is one of the most preventable—yet disregarded—diseases in pets. Pearland Pet Health Center offers complete dental cleanings, dental x-rays, tooth extractions and preventative care products for all of your pet’s oral health care needs.
Studies show that 80 percent of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age three! If left untreated, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and damage your pet’s liver, kidneys, lungs and heart.
Our dental machine has the capability to clean, polish, section, and grind the teeth (something we do most often for rabbits and guines pigs) during your pet's dental.
We recommend having your pet's teeth cleaned once a year. Some smaller breeds like chihuahuas and dachshunds could benefit from even twice a year because they are more prone to dental disease and tartar.
Below is an example of the difference before and after a pet dental cleaning. This dog is only 6 years old!
Cleaning your dog or cat's teeth is very similar to when we go to the dentist. We scale and polish all of the teeth and do a full examination and probing to ensure that all of the teeth and roots are healthy. The only real difference between us and a human dentist is that pets need to be sedated because they are much less likely to sit there for 40 minutes with their mouths open! They do not understand we are doing something to help them, so it makes it next to impossible to do a thorough job.
Does your pet need a dental cleaning?
We offer a 15% discount off the sedation, cleaning, and antibiotics within 30 days of your pet's exam. Same discount applies for every dental cleaning scheduled in February in celebration of National Pet Dental Health Month!
Warning Signs of Possible Dental Disease
Pet owners know that bad breath is a sure sign of pet dental disease. But, do you know the others?
Less-known symptoms to look for include:
- Pawing or rubbing at the mouth
- Yellow/brown residue along the gum line
- Unable to hold onto food
- Red, inflamed gums
- Bloody saliva
- Excessive drooling
- Sleeping more often or not wanting to play
Give Pearland Pet Health Center a call if you notice any of the above signs so that we can take a look and make sure your pet has a healthy mouth and is not experiencing mouth pain, infection, or tooth loss.