How clean are your pet’s teeth? Are you certain that his or her gums are as healthy as they could be? Have noticed bad breath, broken or missing teeth or your companion having difficulty chewing lately?

All of these things are signs that your pet could be experiencing a dental problem, up to and including periodontal disease. If left untreated, this serious medical condition can eventually spread infection throughout your pet’s entire body and even shorten his or her life.

In other words, pet dental care is extremely important. Yet, it still remains one of the most often overlooked components of pet care. In fact, by the time a companion animal reaches the age of 3, chances are that he or she will already suffer from some type of oral health problem. Help your pet avoid becoming a part of this alarming statistic. Invest in dental care – both professional and at home to help your loved one overcome the odds and enjoy a clean, healthy mouth for life!

Western Branch Veterinary Hospital offers comprehensive professional pet dentistry services, from routine preventative care to the advanced treatment of existing oral health problems. Whether you’re bringing your pet in for an annual dental exam, a routine cleaning or to address an existing dental problem, such as a tooth extraction or oral surgery, you can be certain that your companion will be handled with great care.

Our professional pet dentistry services are performed in-house using cutting edge tools and modern dental equipment. For their protection, patients are carefully sedated during dental procedures using the safest, most effective anesthetic product available. Your pet’s safety and comfort will be closely monitored throughout the entire process using the most up to date monitoring equipment and under the exceptional care of our highly skilled technicians and technicians.

Finally, although equally as important, is the role that you play as part of your pet’s dental care team. Annual cleanings aren’t always enough to stop the buildup of plaque and tartar, so it’s up to you to continue the work we started after you bring your pet home. Our team would be happy to provide demonstrations of home brushing techniques as well as offer guidance and recommendations on home dental care products for pets.

If you love your pet and want to see that little guy or gal enjoy a long, happy and healthy life – and we know you do – stay on top of his or her dental care. Together we’ll have your four legged friend smiling pretty for many years to come!

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