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Pet Dental Care

Providing Pinellas County FL with Advanced Pet Dental Care & Preventive Oral Hygiene Recommendations

Regular animal dental care is an integral key in maintaining a pet's general health. Unbeknownst to many, the lack of proper oral hygiene as suggested by your veterinarian causes susceptibility to diseases, sicknesses, and other unwelcome ailments in the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. The most prevalent, yet most easily prevented oral condition seen in dogs and cats is periodontal disease, a progressive infection initially caused by a bacterial build up on the teeth called plaque. If any of the following warning signs persist, please set up a consultation:

Signs and symptoms of pet periodontal disease

  • Constant bad breath
  • Sensitivity around the mouth
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Plaque (often not visible unless stained)
  • Bleeding, inflamed, or receded gums
  • Tartar (brown, hard material)
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Difficulty eating and chewing food
  • Drooling

Routine bi-annual veterinary wellness visits at Haines Road Animal Hospital include an oral check-up in which we assess and inspect for not only animal periodontal disease, but also for the general oral health of your pet. In addition, we offer other advanced pet dental services for dogs and cats including:

  • Pet teeth cleaning, polishing, and fluoride treatments
  • Digital dental X-rays
  • Extractions

Supplementary to our veterinary dental services, we highly recommend utilizing any of our daily at-home products to help prevent periodontal disease and other health issues.

At-home pet dental preventive products

  • Clean and Fresh® Oral Hygiene Rinse
  • C.E.T. ® Hextra Chews
  • C.E.T.® VeggieDent Dental Chews
  • C.E.T.® AquaDent™
  • Nutrisentials Tartar Control Cat Treats®
  • Purina DH® or Hill's T/D® Prescription diets

Please contact us for more information and product recommendations best suited for your pet.


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