Caring for your pet’s health involves more than just looking after their body. Clean teeth and healthy gums play an equally important role in your pet’s overall wellness and longevity. Without the proper care, bacteria can develop within your companion’s mouth, eventually spreading infection throughout the entire body and even shortening his or her life.

Yet dental care remains one of the most often neglected components of veterinary care. In fact, by the time most companion animals reach adulthood, the majority of them already suffer needlessly from some type of dental problem. You can help your pet beat the odds and enjoy a lifetime of good oral health by making a commitment to ongoing dental care.

Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital offers comprehensive pet dentistry services, from routine preventative care to the treatment of existing oral health problems. Our hospital is outfitted with modern dental equipment and our staff is experienced in handling all of your pet’s dental health care needs, from exams and cleanings to extractions and minor oral surgery, as needed. Even if you’ve never thought twice about your pet’s teeth, it’s never too late to start!

Some signs and symptoms that your pet may need dental care include:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose, broken or missing teeth
  • Gums that are pale, dark red, inflamed, swollen or bleeding
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pawing at the face
  • Obvious pain when touched near the mouth

If you notice any of these things, it’s time to schedule a dental exam.

In addition to our professional pet dentistry services, we also offer one-on-one guidance on home dental care techniques. Our team members would be happy to provide demonstrations on how to brush your pet’s teeth as well as offer advice and recommendations on certain products that you can use to help your companion maintain good dental health in between vet visits.

Together we’ll have your pet smiling pretty in no time!