As a pet parent, you want to make sure that your pet is healthy and strong. This includes taking proper care of your pet's oral health. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, there will be instances when your dog or cat will require oral surgery. Here are a few of the most common reasons why a pet will require some type of oral surgery.
Remove Damaged Teeth
One of the most common reasons your dog or cat might require oral surgery is severe dental decay or damaged teeth.
Cats are complex creatures, and when they're not feeling well, it can sometimes be difficult for pet owners to tell. That's because cats, like most animals, have instincts that cause them to withdraw and hide their suffering in order to protect themselves. Still, if your cat is showing any of these "red flags," it may be time to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian, as your feline companion may be suffering in silence.
When you have a dog, you may wish that they will stay a young and vibrant puppy forever. However, sooner than you might think, your dog will be a senior. Senior dogs have various health issues that are often quite different and more pronounced than those of their younger counterparts. Get to know some of the issues faced by senior dogs that you may want to be aware of so that you can take the best possible care of your senior dog now and for the rest of their life.
Your dog is like family to you, so when your furry pal isn't acting like himself or is ill, you definitely take notice and want your dog to feel better as quickly as possible. Dogs show illness in different ways, which you may not know what to look for, or even how to handle an illness. See below for signs of an illness in your dog and how to help make your dog feel better.
Your dog's teeth and gums need to be well taken care of just like your own teeth. Oral health is important in the overall health and well-being of your pup. If you don't care for your dogs' teeth properly, your dog could end up with other health issues such as problems with his liver and heart or could need his teeth pulled out if they are rotten. See below for tips on how to clean your dog's teeth.