Did you know that the majority of pets have some form of dental disease by the age of three?

Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats can be affected by periodontal problems at such a young age. Like us, pets require regular dental care to avoid painful gingivitis, oral infections, and even loose or missing teeth. A regimen of professional dental cleanings and at-home oral care can be highly effective at battling periodontal disease.

If your pet needs help keeping their pearly whites bright and healthy, trust in the team at Jonesboro Animal Hospital to take excellent care of your furry pal’s smile.
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Signs of

Dental Disease in Pets

Pets are incredible at hiding signs of pain or illness, and will continue to eat despite crippling oral pain or disease. Although a toothache will likely disrupt your life until your tooth is repaired, pets have the ability to compensate and power through the pain of a diseased tooth. Prevent unnecessary suffering for your cherished companion by learning to recognize the signs of dental disease and take prompt action. Signs of periodontal disease include:

Bad breath

Red, inflamed gums

Brown, yellow, or grey tartar accumulation on teeth

Worn, loose, or missing teeth

Hair trapped between the teeth

If your pet is suffering from underlying dental disease, you may also notice a reluctance to chew hard food, dropping food while eating, or pawing at the mouth to indicate pain.

Pet Dentistry

in Jonesboro

For all your pet’s dental care needs in the Jonesboro, Stockbridge, and Riverdale areas, look no further than Jonesboro Animal Hospital. Our highly skilled team is talented at tackling tough tartar, banishing bad breath, and returning your pet’s smile to its former glory. If your furry pal needs help in the dental department, please call us to schedule an appointment.
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