Dental Treatment for Your Dog or Cat

Maintaining good dental health for your pet can be simple. Each year, owners can inspect their dog or cat’s mouth for any signs of deterioration or other trouble. Don’t know what to look for? The staff at Carville Veterinary Clinic in Plaquemine, LA Dr. Charles Carville and Dr. Katie Berthelot can answer any question you may have concerning dental treatment.

Pets tend to experience many of the same dental concerns that humans do. However, we may not always be aware of how to respond to our pets’ needs. Need some basic tips to help you care for your pets in Plaquemine, LA? Read on below.

Here are some reasons why your dog or cat may need dental treatment:

  • Unpleasant breath
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
  • Dentition that is discolored or covered in tartar
  • Inability to chew food properly
  • Dropping food while eating
  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • Oral pain
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling in the gums, tongue, palate, etc.

Okay, I’ve noticed some of the signs listed. I think that my pet may need dental attention. What can my pet expect during treatment?

When your dog or cat comes to visit, we will administer general anesthesia so that your friend can relax while we clean and polish your pet’s teeth. We administer general anesthesia to reduce the most of stress that your pet will experience during the procedure.

We will fix any broken teeth and address any signs of periodontitis. Periodontitis is the most common dental ailment that dogs and cats experience.

Once your pup or kitty has had their teeth cleaned, we will guide you through some preventative measures to practice at home to maintain good dental health.

Curious to find out more?

Don’t hesitate to call Carville Veterinary Clinic in Plaquemine, LA at (225) 687-7387 for a consultation. We would love to help.

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