Dental care is just as important for our pets as it is for ourselves. We have several articles on this in the blog section of our website. Can you imagine what your mouth would be like if you never brushed, flossed or did anything to clean your teeth and gums. Not many people like to brush their dog’s teeth and unless started at a very early age, not many dogs enjoy it either. Fortunately, there are other options to take care of your pets oral hygiene and we can go over all of them with you here at Sarasota Veterinary Center and help you make the best dental care choice for you and your pet to prevent problems.
We do see a number of pets who already have symptoms of periodontal disease in varying degrees of seriousness. Bad breath, pawing at the mouth and difficulty eating are some of the more visible symptoms, but there can be more insidious issues such as kidney disease and heart failure. Fortunately at Sarasota Veterinary Center we have a state -of-the-art dental machine that works exactly like the one at your dentist’s office and our technicians are trained dental hygienists. Veterinarians wear many hats and dentist is one of them!
We can take care of painful dental problems and restore you pet’s quality of life making them pain free and happy again. However, please stay away from places advertising non-anesthesia dental cleanings as they are a scam that do not help your pets and, in many cases, cause harm. Visit us here at Sarasota Veterinary Center and we will answer all of your questions and discuss what is best for your furry family member’s oral hygiene and dental care regimen because after all Pet Are Family Too!