As a pet owner, you’re just as concerned about the health of your pet as you are any other family member, and you do whatever is necessary to keep them in good physical condition. However, like many pet owners, you might overlook how important the dental health of your pet is to their overall well-being, and that poor dental care can lead to many serious health issues beyond just bad breath and cavities. At Striegel Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing the best pet dental care in Carbondale, IL at an affordable cost. Our facility is equipped with dental radiology, which is absolutely crucial for proper patient care, and is considered by most to be standard of care. Our team of veterinarians and licensed technicians is fully qualified and highly experienced in pet dental care.
Why Pet Dental Care Is Important
Periodontal disease is very prevalent in cats and dogs, and most will show signs of this condition by the age of three. Left untreated, it not only leads to pain and discomfort, loss of teeth, swollen and painful gums, and eating problems, eventually, the infection can spread to the internal organs, causing serious damage to the heart, kidneys, and liver. That’s why it’s essential to detect dental problems in pets early and treat them effectively. It’s highly recommended that your pet receives a thorough dental checkup at least once a year, just like you do for yourself and other family members.
Symptoms Of Dental Problems In Cats And Dogs
Signs of dental problems in pets can include sour breath, loose or missing teeth, swelling in the gums or jaw, discolored teeth, excessive tartar buildup, reduced appetite, pain or bleeding from the mouth, and abnormal chewing or drooling. If you notice any of these signs in your cat or dog, it’s important to have them checked out by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
Pet Dental Services At Striegel Animal Hospital
- Complete dental examinations
- Digital Dental Radiology
- Professional Cleaning and plaque removal
- Teeth polishing
- Oral surgery, including tooth extractions,
- Abscess and cyst removal
When your pet comes in for their dental checkup or procedure, they will receive a thorough physical examination, including blood testing, be given anesthesia during the procedure, and afterward will rest in a comfortable and quiet environment until it’s time to take them home. We’ll provide you with complete instructions for post-operative care at home.
If you have any questions about pet dental care at Striegel Animal Hospital, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, please use our online form.
We’re happy to be offering 25% off Dental Cleaning in the Month of February.