Dentistry in LaVale
Protecting Your Pet’s Dental Health
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues affecting the heart, liver and kidneys. In fact, over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years of age have some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue.
The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional veterinary cleanings. At LaVale Veterinary Hospital, our veterinary technicians perform thorough cleaning and polishing with our modern dental units, as well as utilize our digital dental radiography system to evaluate and identify tooth root issues. Our veterinarians attend yearly continuing education to learn the latest techniques for dental extractions to provide the safest and most effective dental treatments for your pet.
Signs Your Pet Needs Dental Care
Our pets are like our kids but, unlike children, pets can’t always let us know when something is wrong. Because of this, it’s important to pay attention to common symptoms of dental/oral issues in both cats and dogs so you can schedule an appointment for your pet at the first sign of trouble.
Some of the most common signs that your pet may need dental care include:
- Bad breath, or a change in typical breath odor
- Yellow or brown stains on the teeth or around the gums
- Unwillingness to chew food (swallowing food whole, lack of appetite, etc.)
- Inflamed, swollen, red, or bleeding gums
- Visible growths on the gums (typically present as lumps or bumps)
- Pawing at the mouth or other signs of obvious discomfort
Contact our LaVale Veterinarians to schedule your pet's routine dental care appointment. If you believe your dog or cat has a more advanced issue, let's work together to find a path forward that is more comfortable for your furry family member.
“LaVale Veterinary Hospital is an AA+ facility. We have used their services for over 13 years, and have never had a complaint. All of the staff--medical, technicians and office staff--are always very friendly, helpful, professional and very gentle.”- Linda B.
“LVH Doctors and staff are all amazing, caring people and are there to help the animals and to calm the owners. Thank you all for everything you all have and are doing. My family and I truly appreciate it!”- Samantha B.
“Exceptional care for our fur babies!”- Arin C.