Pet Dental Care at Bellwood Animal Hospital

Dental

Rockford, Illinois Pet Dental Care

Pets have dental diseases and problems just like people. If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's overall health before the symptoms are noticeable. Our Rockford veterinary team strongly considers dental care an imoprtant piece of your dog's or cat's preventive care program.

Regular dental check-ups at Bellwood Animal Hospital, combined with good dental hygiene at home, can increase your pet's health, vitality, and well-being while helping ensure your pet leads the best life possible.

Dr. Grove and the staff at Bellwood Animal Hospital believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.

At our veterinary hospital in Rockford, your pet's dental appointment includes:

Should we find any issues, such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis, or excessive plaque buildup, we will discuss this with you and offer treatment options for your pet. Bellwood Animal Hospital offers a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries.

Dental Care at Home

Before Dental Care

Our veterinarians recommend your pet recieve dental exams at the time of each vaccination, again at 6 months of age, and once a year as they age. In between visits to your Rockford veterinarian at Bellwood Animal Hospital, check your pet's teeth regularly for sings of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important procedure you can do to maintain good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.

If you are unsure how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask a staff member at Bellwood Animal Hospital for instructions.

Signs of Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Bellwood Animal Hospital today at (815) 398-6484 for an appointment. Your pet does not need to spend any more time suffering with oral discomfort.

For more information on Bellwood Animal Hospital's pet dental services in Rockford, please send us an email, or call (815) 398-6484