When you take care of your pet’s teeth, you take care of their overall health. Poor dental health can cause pain and discomfort for your pet and lead to other medical problems. Book a routine appointment to get your pet’s teeth examined to prevent gum disease, infections, and other complications. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 250-828-2939.

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My pet has bad breath. Is that a sign of dental problems?

Foul-smelling breath can be a sign of poor dental hygiene. It could also be a sign of an underlying issue, which is why bringing your pet in for a routine dental check-up is important. This way, one of our veterinarians can detect any signs of dental problems before they cause any more damage. Other signs to look for dental issues include: 

  • Broken or rotting teeth 
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Blood in saliva
  • Difficulty eating
  • Bumps or sores in the mouth

How can I improve my pet’s dental health?

Knowing where to start when trying to maintain your pet’s dental health can be difficult. During your pet’s annual wellness exam, our veterinarians are happy to share tips, tricks, and techniques to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. Simple tricks to keeping their teeth and gums healthy include:

  • Scheduling their annual checkups
  • Brushing their teeth daily 
  • Using pet-specific toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feeding them healthy treats and quality food
  • Giving them water or chew toys to avoid build-up

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