Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets, and may make your dog or cat painful and uncomfortable, or lead to much more serious problems such as heart or kidney disease. Common signs of dental disease include the following:

Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth

Red, swollen or bleeding gums

Bad breath

Excessive drooling

Changes in eating or chewing habits

Pawing at the face

Loose teeth


It is important to have your veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. We can show you how to care for your pet’s teeth, and recommend foods and treats that will help combat plaque and tartar buildup. If a dental cleaning is necessary, our trained staff can schedule an appointment for this procedure.