Did you know? 85% of dogs and cats will show signs of oral disease by the time they are 4 years old. Without treatment, these diseases can lead to serious complications, such as severe pain, bad breath, tooth loss and infection of major organs.
Look out for these common oral disease symptoms, including:
- Halitosis/bad breath
- Tartar accumulation
- Red or swollen gums indicating gingivitis
- Possible decreased appetite or weight loss due to difficulty chewing
Colony Park Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Dental Procedures
All dental procedures at Colony Park Animal Hospital are performed under general anesthesia, which will be tailored to fit your cat or dog’s individual needs and level of risk.
To prepare your pet for dental work, we recommend following the suggestions detailed below:
- Remove food by midnight the night prior to your dog or cat’s surgery (access to water is okay)
- Walk your dog the morning of your visit
- Plan to spend 5-10 minutes when admitting your pet to discuss the procedure with the veterinarian, review the estimate and ask any questions you may have
Professional Pet Dental Care in Durham, NC
From basic dental examinations to oral surgery, Colony Park Animal Hospital’s Durham veterinarians and veterinary assistants work carefully and thoughtfully to provide excellent dental treatment and preventative care to all of our feline and canine patients. Several of our long-term Durham, NC veterinarians have a special interest in veterinary dentistry and are fully-trained in dental techniques and practices.
Oral care is a key component to your pet’s overall health, which is why we include it in Colony Park Animal Hospital’s Wellness Plans and annual wellness exams.
If your pet is displaying any symptoms of dental disease or simply needs a routine teeth cleaning, contact Colony Park Animal Hospital at (919) 439-4760 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians in Durham, NC. Space is limited, so don’t wait to call!