Your pet’s well-being is important to you, after all, they’re one of the family. And one of the most important aspects of that is their dental health. Periodontal disease is very common in cats and dogs, in fact, most will show some signs of this condition by the time they are three years old. Dental problems can also be a telltale sign of other underlying health problems. Early detection and effective treatment are vital to prevent a more serious condition from developing. That’s why your pet should have a complete dental checkup done at least once a year, just like you do for yourself and your other family members. At MuraBella Animal Hospital, we strive to provide the best pet dental care in St. Augustine, FL.
Symptoms Of Dental Problems In Cats And Dogs
Pets may exhibit a variety of symptoms when they are having problems with their teeth or gums. Often they will have behavioral problems, acting up or becoming irritable and moody, because they’re uncomfortable and in pain. If you observe any of the following in your dog or cat, have them checked out by your veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Unusually sour breath
- Loose, broken, or missing teeth
- Swelling in the gums, jaw, and cheeks
- Discolored teeth
- Excessive buildup of tartar
- Refusal to eat or noticeably reduced appetite
- Pain and/or bleeding from the mouth
- Abnormal chewing, excessive drooling, or food dropping from the mouth
Dental Services We Provide
At MuraBella Animal Hospital we are fully qualified, highly experienced, and well-equipped to provide comprehensive pet dental care in St. Augustine, FL. Our facility also has a brand-new surgical suite and a complete diagnostic laboratory. Here are some of the dental services we provide:
- Complete dental examinations
- Digital Dental Radiology
- Cleaning, plaque removal, and polishing of teeth
- Oral surgery, including tooth extractions, abscess and cyst removal, etc.
When your pet arrives at our offices for their dental checkup or procedure, the doctor will do a complete examination including blood testing, and review your pet’s medical history. Afterward, they’ll be continually monitored in a quiet, comfortable environment until you pick them up. You’ll be given instructions for home recovery care. Don’t forget that you can drop off your pet as early as 7:45 AM and pick them up as late as 5:45 PM free of charge.
If you have any questions about MuraBella Animal Hospital pet dental care in St. Augustine, FL, please contact us anytime and we’ll be happy to help.