Your pet may be able to roll over, play dead, catch a Frisbee and fetch the newspaper but one of the many things it can’t do, however, is to brush its teeth. And that’s why dental care is entirely important for your pet’s health.

Dental care is one of the most overlooked aspects of pet care by most owners. Majority of pet owners believe that as long as you feed your pets regularly, exercise their muscles daily and give them all the necessary vaccination shots, all those are enough to ensure your pet’s health and longevity. But naturally, that’s not the case at all!

Dental care for pets should be something that you include in your daily routine for your pet because when dental problems arise and neglected, these may worsen and may even result into an extremely painful situation for your pet!

cat & teeth

In the worst cases, it’s possible that your pet would experience tooth loss, bone infection or even suffer from heart and/or liver ailments due to the bacteria that has caused the infection in your pet’s tooth socket and gums!

There are several ways to discover if your pet is experiencing dental problems. First, there can be visible or obvious signs that you can observe. Bad breath is one of those symptoms. Secondly, you can check for missing or damaged teeth as this is a sure sign that your pet is experiencing dental problems.

Thirdly, try checking also for tartar and inflamed gums. If your pet dog is also showing unusual signs of stress and yet there’s no visible proof that he’s suffering from skin irritation or some sort of stomach problem, it could be perceived as yet another sign of dental problem.

If you’re curious about the process of dental care and surgery procedures for pets, most usually begin with the dog being injected with anesthesia. This is entirely necessary as it not only lessens the pain of any dental procedure, it also ensures that the dog would open its mouth when needed to and remain that way until it’s alright to do otherwise.

the teeth of the puppy

Remember, no matter how well-trained your dog is, he wouldn’t be able to sit still during a full dental examination. Lastly, he wouldn’t be able to communicate all his pains to you, his master, so he can avoid the pain caused by dental problems.

Now, I ask you: why wait for that to happen before providing dental care for your pet?