Pet Dental Care

Taking care of your pet's dental health is important, and routine checkups are essential for preventing and identifying potential dental issues. At Connolly Animal Clinic, we have provided residents of Florence, AL with reliable pet dental care services for many years. Read on to learn more about pet dental care and why it is important.


What is Involved in Pet Dental Care?

Pets are different than humans in that they require anesthesia when their teeth are being cleaned. It's easier, safer, and more effective to clean your pet's teeth while they are asleep. Your pet will also need x-rays to determine if any teeth need to be removed or if there are signs of periodontal disease. Different breeds of dogs are affected by bone loss or gum issues.

Signs of Pet Dental Issues

You should book an appointment with us if you notice any of the following:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Eating with the head tilted to one side
  • Bad breath 
  • Growling or snipping at you if you touch them near their mouth
  • Excessive drooling

Routine Exams

Regular exams are vital to maintaining good dental hygiene for your pet. Pets in dental pain are at risk of malnutrition from not eating. We will give you tips to take care of your pet's teeth during your pet’s veterinary exam. We will show you how to brush your pet's teeth properly.

The Importance of Dental Health

Dental health should not be overlooked. Excellent oral health is perfect for promoting the longevity of your pet. Dental issues could cause several problems ranging from severe malnutrition to periodontal disease. You can begin brushing your pet's teeth at an early age. Brushing your pet's teeth creates a habit, and they will allow you to do it as they age. Experiment with different kinds of toothpaste until you find one your pet likes. Brush in a gentle and circular movement. A veterinarian at our office will show you the proper techniques and moves. 

Contact Connolly Animal Clinic for Pet Dental Care 

Give your pet the best quality of life by taking care of their dental needs. At Connolly Animal Clinic in Florence AL, we provide exceptional dental care services. We offer comprehensive care for animals for all types of conditions. Call us today at (256) 757-5376 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.