Caring for your pet’s teeth and gums is more than just cosmetic.  It’s an essential part of his overall health and wellbeing.  Periodontal disease is one of the most common afflictions affecting cats and dogs.  In fact, according to The American Veterinary Dental Society, 70-85% of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age 3.  Regular dental care is about more than just preventing bad breath or tarter – it’s about protecting your pet from the onset of this dangerous disease, which can also lead to a host of other more serious conditions if left untreated.

Regular oral examinations performed by the staff at McPherson Veterinary Clinic are a key component of your pet’s wellness plan.  We perform a wide range of comprehensive dental procedures using state-of-the-art equipment and technology including ultra-sonic peazio scaler, polishing, extractions, and gingival resections to help ensure that your pet receives the best dental care available.

Signs and symptoms of possible dental problems may include: pain/discomfort, bad breath, excessive drooling, change in appetite or eating habits, fractured or loose teeth, swelling or bleeding of the gums, sores or wounds.  If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, contact us to make an appointment.

Preventative Dental Care

Just as with humans, ongoing preventative dental care for animals, such as regular tooth brushing, is important between visits to prevent future dental problems.  The highly trained staff at McPherson Veterinary Clinic will work with you to educate you on how you can play an active role in your pet’s oral health.