Location: 7390 NW 74th St. Medley, FL 33166
Hours: M – W: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | F & Sa.: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Common Warning Signs that Your Dog or Cat Has a Dental Problem

It’s important to regularly clean your dog’s/cat’s teeth to help prevent serious issues from developing. But if you do notice signs of a dental problem, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with the vet ASAP. At Animal General Hospital, we provide expert pet dental services in the greater Miami area. Here are five symptoms of pet dental trouble.


Bad Breath

Shortly after a meal, your pet’s breath might stink because of what they ate. But if their bad breath is persistent, then there’s reason to suspect that there is an unhealthy level of plaque and/or bacteria present. When an animal’s breath smells truly rotten, gum disease could be an issue. Gum disease needs to be dealt with promptly because it is linked to major problems such as tooth loss, as well as diseases of the heart, kidney, and liver. 


Inflamed/Bleeding Gums

This could indicate gum disease. With these symptoms, your pet’s teeth are likely due for a deep cleaning, and there’s also a chance that teeth will need to be pulled. 


Yellow Teeth

Yellow and brown spots on teeth are usually due to plaque buildup. This should be taken care of during a vet dental visit. Then, to keep it from building back up, you’ll want to use the toothpaste recommended by your vet. Dental treats can also help to prevent plaque. 


Abnormal Eating Habits

Symptoms associated with gum disease could make it uncomfortable for your pet to chew, causing them to eat less than usual. A change in eating habits could also be due to other medical issues that should be brought to a vet’s attention, such as digestive trouble or an intestinal obstruction.


Strange Growths

If you are good about brushing your pet’s teeth, then you’ll be more likely to notice if there is an abnormal growth. In case this is a significant issue, such as a tumor, you’ll want to have a vet take a look.


Veterinary Dentistry in Miami Springs

For a veterinarian in Miami and the surrounding area, contact Animal General Hospital at (305) 887-1764. At our local vet clinic, we can expertly address your pet’s dental needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


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7390 NW 74th St Medley, FL 33166
(305) 887-1764

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Animal General Hospital is a full service vet in Medley, Florida, serving residents and their pets living in the greater Miami area. At our local animal hospital, our goal is to give all of our patients a long and healthy life.

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