Bayside Veterinary Hospital

(619) 225-8000

University Pet Hospital

(619) 463-9861

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When you have pets, you want to give them the best care possible. You love them like they are family, and giving them overall health care is important. This includes dental care. When you do not provide adequate pet dental care, it quickly leads to dental disease. If you live in the San Diego, CA, area, contact Our Pet Vets to schedule a dental appointment for your pet. 

Dental Disease

Importance of Oral Health

Oral health is an essential part of pet wellness. It would be best if you had your pet’s teeth checked annually by our veterinarian. These checkups help to detect early signs of dental problems and disease. When your pets’ teeth are not cared for properly, it can lead to loose teeth, broken teeth, swelling gums, and bleeding of the gums and mouth. If problems with their teeth go on for too long, they may refuse to eat and have significant pain or discomfort. In addition, you may notice that your pets have bad breath, drool, or chew abnormally. These are signs that they may have a dental problem. 

Cause of Dental Health Problems

Pets do not often have cavities, but they can have other dental problems. These problems include infected teeth, periodontal disease, or tumors of the mouth. Periodontal disease is most common in cats and dogs. Periodontal disease begins as plaque that hardens into tartar. This condition can impact your pet’s, liver, and kidneys, as well as its mouth. Typically, periodontal disease occurs by the time a pet turns three years old.

Early detection is critical because periodontal disease can cause severe problems for your pet. When it occurs above the gum, it can be removed. If the infection occurs below the gum, It can become infected and damage the tissue and jaw. Dental cleaning and x-rays may be necessary to determine whether or not your pet is suffering from periodontal disease. 

Why Choose Our Pet Vets in San Diego, CA?

Only a veterinarian or certified animal hospital should make recommendations about your pet’s teeth and dental health. At Our Pet Vets, our veterinarians understand how stressful it can be when your pet is hurt or suffering. We will ensure that your pet is comfortable while we assess your pet’s dental health. We discuss the status of your pet’s teeth and all possible options for addressing the problem. We make sure that you understand all the options before moving forward. Your pets are as important to us as they are to you. Call us today at (619) 225-8000 (Bayside) or (619) 463-9861 (University) for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

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University Pet Hospital

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
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Bayside Veterinary Hospital

Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed