Pet Dental FAQ

Louisville Pet Dental FAQ

Pets need to see the dentist on a regular basis, just like people. At Doerr Animal Clinic, we find that many pet owners have questions about the best ways to provide pet dental care. Below are some of the most common questions asked by pet owners.

What kind of dental services should your pet get from the veterinarian?

All pets need to see the veterinarian for regular dental examinations and cleanings. During the pet dental examination, your pet’s veterinarian will look for signs of periodontal disease, cavities, tooth infections and other problems. If your pet’s dentist finds evidence of these kinds of problems, he or she will recommend procedures to treat these problems.

How often should your pet see the pet dentist?

Your pet should see the pet dentist at least once annually. Some older pets need to see the veterinarian twice annually to ensure that the teeth are clean and healthy.

What are the symptoms of pet dental disease?

Symptoms of pet dental disease include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Very bad breath
  • Stains on the teeth and gums
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Reluctance to eat
  • Loose, missing or cracked teeth
  • Plaque on the teeth around the gum line

How can you take care of your pet’s teeth at home?

Pet owners can take care of their pet’s teeth at home by brushing the teeth on a daily basis with a special pet toothbrush and pet tooth paste.

What should a pet owner do if they can’t get their pet to cooperate for tooth brushing?

Pets need to be trained to accept tooth brushing. Pet owners who are unsure about how to brush their pet’s teeth can speak to their veterinarian for advice.

Where can you go for pet dental care in Louisville KY?

If your pet needs dental care in Louisville KY, contact your pet’s veterinarian at Doerr Animal Clinic. We provide a range of pet dental treatments including examinations, dental cleanings, cavity fillings and other procedures. To make an appointment, call us today at 502-425-1275.

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