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Pet Dentist in Sarasota FLsarasota pet dental

Just like people, dogs need to see the dentist on a regular basis. Maintaining good oral hygiene can help stop the spread of infection through your dog's body and can improve your dog's breath. In this way, visiting the dog dentist can improve your dog's quality of life over all. At Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital in Sarasota FL, we can help your dog maintain healthy teeth and gums. We also help pet owners recognize the signs of pet dental disease, and teach dog owners to care for their dog's teeth at home.

Signs Your Pet Has Dental Disease

Recognizing the signs of pet dental disease is important.

  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose, missing or cracked teeth
  • Stained teeth and gums
  • Very bad breath
  • Reluctance to eat hard or crunchy foods
  • Difficulty chewing

If your dog in Sarasota displays any of the symptoms above, make an appointment for your dog at Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital.

Care For Your Pet's Teeth at Home

You can care for your dog's teeth at home! One of the primary ways that dog owners care for their dog's dental hygiene is by brushing their pet's teeth on a daily basis. If you want to brush your pet's teeth, use toothpaste formulated for dogs and a tooth brush that is appropriately sized for your pet's mouth.

You can also care for your dog's teeth by feeding your dog dental chews and by using water additives. By using healthy products to keep your dog's teeth clean, and by brushing your pet's teeth on a regular basis, you can help your dog maintain good oral hygiene.

Take Your Dog to the Veterinary Dentist Once Per Year

Dogs need to see the veterinarian for a dental cleaning at least once annually. At Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital, we offer the following dental services to dogs in our community:

  • Dental examinations. Our dental examinations can help catch periodontal disease in its early stages. If we determine that your pet needs dental care, we'll make recommendations for treatment at his or her dental examination.
  • Dog dental cleanings. During your dog's dental cleaning, we'll scrape plaque of his or her enamel and clean the teeth above and below the gum line. Getting regular dental cleanings help prevent infection and periodontal disease.
  • Tooth extractions. If your pet's tooth becomes infected, it may need to be removed. Our surgical procedures are safe and relatively quick, so your pet can start the healing process as soon as possible.
  • Cavity fillings. We'll fill your pet's cavities to prevent the spread of tooth decay.

Contact Your Pet's Veterinarian in Sarasota for Pet Dental Care

As your pet's veterinarian in Sarasota, we can help your pet get the treatment he or she needs in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We provide dental services like dental cleanings, examinations, tooth extractions and more. To make an appointment for your pet, contact us today at (941) 366-1222.