Importance of Pet Dental Care

Pet dental care is often overlooked as not as important to overall pet health despite statistics that show otherwise. In fact, it’s so important that The American Veterinary Dental Society has reported that approximately 70% of cats and 80% of dogs display serious signs if gum disease by the time they’ve reached the age of three. The report also says that gum disease is the #1 disease among cats and dogs. Furthermore, gum disease can have a major impact on other parts of your pet, including his or her liver, heart and kidneys.

The good news is that there is a solution: there are pet dentistry techniques to help, and it’s never too late to perform the dental procedures that your pet needs. If your cat, dog or rabbit has shown symptoms of swollen or bleeding mouth or gums, discolored teeth, loss of appetite, or has lost teeth, it is time to schedule an appointment with one of our pet dentists. Even if your pet doesn’t show any of these symptoms, he or she may have a latent case of gum disease or another oral issue. We’re here to help. Call our hospital in Winnipeg at 204-452-9010; we’d be happy to make an appointment with you and your pet. We handle dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes.

Our Pet Dental Services

Our pet dental services include dental assessments, regular teeth cleanings, removal of tartar buildup, dental surgery, periodontal (gum) disease treatment, and extractions. Our veterinarians are licensed, trained and experienced at performing all pet dental care for cats and dogs. Please be aware that if your pet does require dental surgery, the procedure will need to be performed under anesthesia. We will first need to perform a blood test to ensure that the anesthesia will be safe for your pet and to make sure there aren’t any health problems. Our veterinarians are fully equipped and experienced to perform all procedures and surgeries.

A pet with healthy teeth will have better-smelling breath, and having healthy teeth and gums will prevent further health problems. Most of all, your pet will feel good and healthy. Pets that do not receive the regular dental care they need could lose their teeth painfully and are prone to having other dental problems in the future.

Our staff here at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital are also happy to show you and your pet how to perform daily brushing and other dental routines at home. Brushing and taking care of your pet’s teeth in general will help him or her avoid periodontal disease.

Veterinarian in Winnipeg

Our pet hospital is centrally located at 1444 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba. To schedule a dental care appointment, give us a call at 204-452-9010, or fill in your details using our appointment request form. We look forward to meeting you and your pet!