Bad breath isn’t something that all pet owners simply must learn to live with. It is probably a sign that your pet is in need of dental care. In fact, 80% of dogs and cats by the age of 3 years of age have periodontal disease. Without routine dental procedures, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria. These same bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause serious health problems. These health problems can be prevented with routine dental care.

Noblesville Square Animal Clinic offers routine and preventative care to keep the teeth healthy as well as advanced treatments when disease is present. Because pets don’t open up and say “ahh”, dental services require anesthesia. Anesthesia at our animal hospital includes a combination of injectable and gas human anesthetics. To ensure safety, your furry family member will be monitored by a dedicated veterinary assistant and electronic surgical monitor.

Signs of dental disease in dogs and cats include, but are not limited to:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food
  • Avoiding chew toys
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen face
  • Broken, loose, or missing teeth

If your pet is exhibiting any of these clinical signs, it’s time to schedule an exam to discuss treatment options. In between annual cleanings, preventative care such as brushing teeth with pet toothpaste, prescription diets, and dental treats. We recommend dental treats that are VOHC certified. We recommend brushing teeth at least three to four times a week.