Dental Care FAQs
- posted: Dec. 17, 2021
Dental care is a critical component of your pet’s overall health. It can be challenging to understand the ins and outs of dental care. At Magnolia Animal Hospital in Raleigh, we offer affordable and low-cost treatment options for dental care. Let’s take a look at some of the questions that our veterinarians run into regarding dental care for pets.
How Do I Know if My Pet Needs Dental Care?
There are several indicators that your pet needs a dental checkup. Broken and discolored teeth, reluctance to eat, unpleasant smell coming from the mouth, red and bleeding gums, and swelling are all abnormal for dogs and cats. Your furry friend likely has a dental issue that requires treatment.
How Often Do Pets Need Their Teeth Professionally Cleaned?
On average, pets need to have their teeth cleaned every six months. However, breed and other health conditions may affect the frequency of cleaning.
Why Do Pets Need to be Placed Under Anesthesia to Have Their Teeth Cleaned?
Having pets placed under general anesthesia is the safest and most effective way to clean their teeth. Even for humans, it isn't easy to sit still for 30-45 minutes while the teeth are being cleaned. You can imagine how difficult it is for a pet.
How Can I Get Rid of My Pet's Bad Breath?
Bad breath is usually a sign of a more serious dental issue like bacteria buildup or abnormal growth. Your pet's teeth should be cleaned at home about three times per week, and regular checkups are best to keep the bad breath at bay.
Call Magnolia Animal Hospital for Pet Dental Care
Finding the right animal clinic for your pet's dental needs can be challenging. At Magnolia Animal Hospital in Raleigh, we understand the delicate nature of providing pets with the proper dental care. Call our team today at (919) 873-9190 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.