Have you noticed your pet’s breath has been a little less than fresh lately? If so, it could be a sign that there’s a dental problem lurking under the surface.

Did you know that approximately 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of three already suffer from dental disease? In fact, it is one of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions in companion animals. If left untreated, this condition can spread infection throughout the body, causing problems with the heart, liver and lungs and eventually even shortening your pet’s lifespan. The good news is, you can prevent your pet from becoming a part of this alarming statistic by simply making a commitment to regular dental care, both professionally and at home.

The staff at University West is experienced in performing both preventative and advanced dental care services. We can help keep your companion’s smile healthy and fresh for life! We’ll start with a thorough dental exam, carefully checking your pet’s teeth, both above and below the gum line, for signs of plaque or more advanced dental conditions. We’ll then use cutting edge equipment to clean and polish the teeth, removing any build up and helping to protect against it in the future.

If it is determined that your pet does, indeed, already suffer from an existing dental problem, we can help with that too! We are experienced in dealing with a broad range of oral health conditions, such as abscesses, broken or fractured teeth, gingivitis and dental disease. Depending on the problem at hand, we are equipped to perform tooth extractions, tooth repair and minor oral surgery, as needed.

In addition to our professional pet dentistry services, we’ll also show you ways that you can help your pet maintain healthy teeth and gums at home, in between vet visits. Annual cleanings aren’t always enough to keep plaque and bacteria at bay, so it’s important that you continue the work we started by brushing your pet’s teeth at least three times a week. Our staff will gladly show you demonstrations and provide advice on various dental products you can use to promote strong teeth and healthy gums.

Together we’ll work hard to help your pet enjoy a lifetime of good dental health!