Dental Care

Dental Care

Regular dental care for pets is often overlooked or considered excessive, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Dental care for our pets is just as critical as it is for humans, and it’s about way more than just fresh breath—although that is a nice side effect. 

When periodontal disease becomes severe, harmful bacteria can spread to your pet’s whole body, causing damage to their liver, kidneys, and heart. This leads to a decreased quality of life and can shorten your pet’s life span.

Be on the lookout for these signs of dental trouble in your pets:

  • Excessive drooling or bloody saliva
  • Red or inflamed gums
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Chewing food oddly or dropping food from the mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Missing, broken, or loose teeth
  • Reduced appetite

Periodontal disease is one of the most common health issues our pets face—studies have shown that by the time a dog or cat is three years old, they’re already showing symptoms. 

Lee Animal Hospital has a state-of-the-art dental suite equipped to care for all your pet’s dental care needs. Dental services we offer include: 

  • Ultrasonic cleaning and polishing
  • Extractions
  • Oral surgery
  • And more! 

To make an appointment for a dental exam or cleaning, call us at 657-656-3404.