Pet Dental Care in Ferndale
Many people don’t know it, but a pet’s dental care is just as important as their overall health. This is because oral disease can eventually affect the internal organs—if left untreated—putting a pet’s life at risk. And sadly, more than half of all dogs and cats have some form of gum disease by the time they’re just 3 years of age. The good news is that gum disease can be prevented with annual preemptive care in the form of wellness exams and teeth cleanings, as necessary. Whatcom Veterinary Hospital’s dental services are designed to prevent and treat dental problems, so your pet can be around to keep you company for as long as possible.
About Our Pet Dental Services
- Comprehensive dental exam
- Ultrasonic scaling (cleaning) and polishing
- Pre-anesthetic blood work
- Extractions (if necessary)
Our dental suite features all of the services that your pet needs to have a clean, healthy mouth through every life stage. We use advanced tools and technology as well as state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to keep your pet safe. Our technicians perform all dental procedures while pets are under anesthesia and require pre-anesthetic blood work for every pet, regardless of age. The results of these tests determine if a pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. Our veterinarians oversee all dental procedures and anesthesia. They also evaluate the oral health of every patient and can perform extractions, if necessary. If we have questions or need to confirm a diagnosis, we can take dental X-rays.
Signs of Gum Disease in Pets
One of the best ways for you as a pet owner to prevent gum disease in your pet is to be aware of the signs of it. Some of the common symptoms of gum disease to look for include:
- Chronic bad breath
- Red gums
- Loose teeth
- Chewing only on one side of the mouth
- Nasal discharge
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, or if you have any questions about our pet dental services in Ferndale, feel free to give us a call at 360-384-0212. Together, we can lower or even eliminate your pet’s risk of gum disease and other oral problems.