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Posted on 10-04-2017

Warning Signs Your Pet Needs a Dental Cleaning From Our Veterinarian in the Memphis Area

Every time you try to clean your pet’s teeth with a toothbrush, you get rewarded with indifference or even a bite for your troubles. You’ve tried feeding your pet teeth-cleaning treats, but these don’t make much of a difference.

What else can you do? Try bringing them to a veterinarian in the Memphis area. Here are five warning signs that your pet is overdue for teeth cleaning.

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1. The dog or cat drools more than usual.

Yes, some pets drool, but you can’t help but notice that your puppy or kitten is drooling a lot more than usual lately. This could be due to their poor hygiene.

2. Lack of interest in food and eating.

Does your pet barely eat when they once had a voracious appetite? Eating may not be too uncomfortable, but your cat or dog can’t express this to you. Do keep a watch to see if your pet prefers soft food, which is easier to chew with a sore mouth, over hard food.

3. The pet exhibits bad breath.

Whew! You know your pet’s mouth shouldn’t smell like roses, but their breath is disgusting lately. This could be the start of a tooth or gum infection, so bad breath should not be taken lightly. It’s time to schedule an appointment with the veterinarian.

4. The dog or cat has bleeding or inflamed gums.

Poor gum health is another obvious indicator of oral health issues. If the gums are swollen, bleeding, or reddened, do not attempt to go near the animal’s mouth. You could be bitten. Instead, bring them in for some professional help.

5. There’s visible gum line tartar buildup.

Lastly, if you can see brown or yellow tartar on the teeth and gums, your pet needs professional teeth cleaning before their oral health gets worse.

Call PetVax Complete Care Centers Today!

Now that you know it’s time to take your pet to see a veterinarian for teeth cleaning, why not bring them to PetVax Complete Care Centers? We proudly serve those in Germantown, Bartlett, Memphis, and Cordova.

Whether you have a puppy or kitten or full-grown dog or cat, we offer many services for the health of your pet, including pet surgery, dental care, boarding, spaying and neutering, pet vaccinations, senior pet wellness, and microchipping.

To learn more about any of our services or schedule an appointment at our animal hospital today, here’s the contact information for each of our PetVax Complete Care Centers:

  • In Germantown, call 901-654-3110 or visit 3650 Southwind Park Cove
  • In East Memphis, please call 901-207-5879 or visit 4862 Poplar Avenue, Suite 102
  • In Memphis, please call 901-362-2393 or visit 6515 East Maines Road
  • In Bartlett, please call 901-373-9496 or visit 6963 Highway 70
  • In Cordova, please call 901-512-4597 or visit 830 North Germantown Parkway

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