Pet Dental Health Care in Minneapolis

Protecting Your Pet's Dental Health

Blue Cross Animal Hospital strives to educate our clients on the best dental health options available. Our doctors will examine your pet's mouth, checking their teeth and gums, to help determine if there are any oral health issues you should be aware of. Depending on your pet's oral exam, they may recommend a dental cleaning or offer options for in-home dental care. Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, as dental disease can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease and kidney disease. “Dog breath” is the most common sign of dental disease and is caused by pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. Over time, that bacteria can lead to plaque and tartar build up on the teeth. Other signs of dental disease may include reddened gums, excessive drooling, discomfort while eating, and loose or missing teeth. Dental treats alone, even if given frequently, are not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us how to best control plaque and protect your pet from dental disease.