Pet Dentistry Andover, MA
Oral Health Care for Pets in & Around Andover
You’ve most likely heard about how important it is to take care of your teeth, but are you aware that the same is true for your pets? Dental hygiene is crucial for the long-term health of your furry loved ones. At River Road Veterinary Hospital our veterinarians provide routine oral care to pets in the Andover, Lawrence and Methuen area. From regular cleanings to tooth extractions to minor oral surgery, we’ve got you covered. Our Andover pet dentistry team is dedicated to your pet’s health from tail to teeth.
The Importance of Dental Visits for Pets
Routine dental care can add up to five years on your pet’s life, yet it is often overlooked by the vast majority of pet parents. By age three, over two-thirds of dogs and cats show signs of periodontal disease, so this is something you certainly shouldn’t ignore.
What Causes Periodontal Disease in Animals?
Periodontal disease results from the build-up of plaque and bacteria in your pet’s mouth and can lead to a variety of problems, including bleeding, pain, and even the eventual loss of teeth. If left unchecked, this disease can move to other areas of your pet’s body.
What Are Symptoms of Periodontal Disease in Pets?
Some signs your pet may have periodontal disease include:
- Pain inside or mouth or difficulty chewing
- Loose or broken teeth
- Continuous drooling
- Bad breath
- Pawing at his or her face
The team at River Road Veterinary Hospital can help prevent this disease altogether with routine visits to our office.
Take Dental Care into Your Own Hands
Though dental checkups are necessary, there are also steps pet parents can take to aid in their pet’s health. You should regularly brush your pet’s teeth, gums, and mouth. Though this can be difficult at first, many pets will begin to get used to it. Our team can offer helpful tips to make the process a bit easier, and our Gustopher’s Pet Boutique provides all the products you need.
Dedicated to the Long-Term Health and Happiness of Pets of All Ages.
River Road Veterinary Hospital Is Happy to Take Care of All Your Pet Care Needs.
A Team of Veterinarians and Staff That Are Dedicated to Your Pet’s Health and the Quality of Care They Deserve.
“Your pets are in great hands at this office.”- Ally Young
“I’m glad I brought her here instead of anywhere else.”- Keisha Guzman
“Thank you for caring for my babies like I do.”- Gary H