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Keeping your animal's teeth clean is not just a matter of fresh breath, routine dental cleanings for dogs and cats are key in preventing disease. 

  • Dental disease can causes medical issues for your pet, ranging from gum inflammation, tooth loss, to major infection and in some cases cause serious organ damage.

  • Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that don't receive proper dental care will develop signs of dental disease by the age of three.

  • Dental disease can be easily prevented by following your veterinarian's advice regarding dental examinations, home care, and dental cleanings.

When do you get your pet's teeth cleaned?

Typically, you should bring your dog or cat in for a dental exam and cleaning every year. If your pet’s dental cleaning schedule has fallen by the wayside, you can book an appointment today! If your on the fence and wonder if its time here are some

clues your pet is experiencing dental issues.


Signs of poor dental health

  • Bad breath

  • Visible tartar on the teeth

  • Swelling under the eyes

  • Loose or missing teeth

  • Difficulty eating

  • Discharge from the nose

  • Drooling or excessive salivation

  • Pawing at the teeth or mouth

  • Discoloration or staining of the teeth

  • Red, irritated, swollen, or bleeding gums

  • Weight loss or loss of appetite

  • Lethargy and loss of vitality

If left untreated, dental problems can lead to more complex conditions:


  • Bacterial infections

  • Severe mouth pain

  • Nasal Fistula

  • Periodontitis

  • Tooth Root Abscess 

Bring your pet in for regular exams and dental cleanings to ward off the serious gum disease known as periodontitis. For your pet’s comfort and ours, all of LOCVS's dental services are performed under sedation.

If signs of disease or broken teeth are discovered during your pet’s dental exam, our veterinarians attempt to treat and reverse as much damage as possible.

Book your pet’s cleaning at Live Oak County Vet Services, today, by calling 361-449-5440!


Plaque Build up

Root Exposure 

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