Many pet owners fail to realize how important healthy teeth and gums are for their furry companions. Yet, dental disease is one of the most commonly seen conditions in dogs and cats. Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can lead to a host of other serious medical conditions in your pet’s body, including heart, liver, kidney and lung disease. The good news is with regular veterinary dental care, this is completely preventable.

At Campbellford Veterinary Services, we offer a wide range of veterinary dental care services, including cleanings, digital radiography (x-rays), and extractions, as needed. We strongly recommend having your pet’s teeth and gums examined at least once a year.  We can also suggest and demonstrate a number of preventative measures you can begin using at home to help your pet maintain good dental health in between visits.

Common signs of oral disease include tartar buildup, red and swollen gums, bad breath, changes in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the face and generalized depression. If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, it’s definitely time for a dental checkup.