Pets can often face dental issues the same as us humans. Dental diseases are one of the most common forms of problems faced by pets of all kinds. Metrotown Animal Hospital is a professional animal care clinic where we provide a complete range of veterinary dental services in Burnaby.
Dental diseases are generally more common in cats and dogs. The most common form of dental diseases includes inflammation of the gums and loss of tissue and bone support surrounding the teeth (periodontitis). These types of dental diseases can infect the mouth and enter the pet’s bloodstream or cause their teeth to become weak or fall off.
We will give your pet’s entire oral cavity a thorough examination to determine whether they have any underlying dental problems or tartar buildup. Very poor dental health could require selective tooth extraction.
Our procedures for your pet’s oral health include:
Extractions – if necessary
Deciduous tooth (baby teeth) extraction
Pets with dental issues feel the same pain as a human would. The only difference is that they are ill-equipped to convey the same to us. As a result, it’s your responsibility to identify these changes in behaviour and to look out for them. Some common signs of dental problems include:
Changes in eating behaviour
Red or bleeding gums
Pawing at the face
Yellow or brown buildup on the teeth
If you’re unable to decide your pet’s conditions, you can contact us to get them inspected. It is also recommended to schedule an annual or half-yearly appointment for your pet for complete checkups. At Metrotown Animal Hospital, we offer dental care services along with oral surgeries as well.