Veterinary Services

Pet Dental Care in Moneta, VA

Staunton River Vet Clinic - pet dental services

Did you know that at least 60% of dogs and cats have dental disease? Not only does dental disease make your dog or cat’s breath smell bad, but it also can affect their overall health. Infection in the mouth can travel to other organs and cause infections in the kidneys, liver, and heart.

Here are some signs to look for in your dog or cat that indicate that they need a trip to the “animal dentist”:

1. Bad breath (halitosis)
2. Broken tooth/teeth
3. Excessive drooling
4. Reluctance to eat, especially dry food, or to play with chew toys
5. Chewing with or favoring one side of the mouth
6. Pawing at or rubbing the muzzle/mouth
7. Bleeding from the mouth
8. Loss of symmetry of the muzzle and/or lower jaw
9. Swollen/draining tracts under (or in front of) the eye
10. Sudden change in behavior (aggressive or withdrawn)
11. Chronic eye infections or drainage with no exact cause or cure
12. Inability to open or close the mouth
13. Chronic sneezing
14. Discolored tooth/teeth
15. Abnormal discharge from nose
16. A mass/growth in the mouth

If you notice any of the above, you should schedule an exam for one of our veterinarians to check out that mouth!

Pet Dental Care