We like our pets to be happy and bounding with energy. But sometimes we find that our pets are not being their healthy energetic self. This could be an indication of some health issue with our pet. However, it is very difficult for us to pinpoint the real reason for the issue.
Only a professional veterinarian who has expertise in the field can diagnose the real problem with your pet. Often there are issues with the dental health of your pet that may affect his health and behavior.
Here are some signs that indicate that your pet may be facing dental problems:
- If you notice that your pet has bad breath, you need to take it seriously and consult a vet because bad breath is a clear sign of poor oral health.
- Any change in the eating or chewing habits of your dog is indicative of dental issues.
- When a dog frequently paws at the face or mouth, there is likely something wrong with his teeth or mouth.
- If you notice that your pet seems off-mood or depressed it is possible that he may be facing dental problems.
- Don’t take excessive drooling by your dog as “” Dogs drool excessively when they face oral issues.
- Be observant of the condition of the teeth of your pet. Here are some tell-tale signs of poor dental health:
- Misaligned teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Missing tooth/teeth
- Discoloration in teeth
- Also, check the gums of your dog from time to time. The most common signs are red, swollen, or bleeding gums. The presence of yellowish-brown tartar along the gum-like is another indication of oral issues.
- Any growth or bumps within the mouth are indicative of issues in oral health.
Managing the Dental Health of Your Pet
You need to be aware of these red flags and take your pet to a veterinarian in case you notice any such problem. The vet can assess the cause of the problem and provide treatment to cure him.
It will be easy for you to notice these signs if you brush your dog’s teeth regularly. Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly not only helps prevent most of these dental issues but also keeps you aware of anything abnormal in your pet’s mouth.
In addition to regular brushing, you can make sure that you visit a veterinarian every six months for a dental check-up of your pet. The veterinarian will offer services such as deep cleaning and polishing of your pet’s teeth. This will make his teeth strong.
Regular visits to veterinarians also help prevent dental issues because if the vet can detect any minor issue and treat it at early stages.
Taking care of the dental health of your pet helps prevent several dental issues and helps him stay healthy and happy!