Dentistry

Dog's teeth

Veterinary Dental Care For Your Pet

Periodontal disease is the most common health condition in pets. In addition to decaying teeth and destroying bone, bacteria that have built up in the mouth can spread to vital organs (heart, liver, kidneys), causing serious – if not life-threatening – medical problems.

That's why regular dental health evaluations are a necessary component of your pet's wellness program. Dental exams provide a baseline for reference in case of future dental problems, and professional cleanings help prevent painful dental disease that can lead to other health issues.

August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month!

Summer is the best time for fun in the sun. Don't let your pets be slowed down by itch – help them live the fun and happy life they deserve! If you think your pet is experiencing itch, give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Livingston Location

We do more than clean your pet's teeth

That's why regular dental health evaluations are a necessary component of your pet's wellness program. Current dental exams provide a baseline for reference in case of future dental problems, and professional cleanings help prevent painful dental disease that can lead to other health issues.

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, please let us know so we can perform a thorough evaluation of your pet's dental health and provide necessary treatment.  

  • Halitosis or "Bad Breath" – contrary to widely held belief, this is not normal in animals
  • Excessive Drooling – typically of foul-smelling saliva
  • Appearance of plaque or tartar, beginning along the gum line and extending down the tooth (depending on the severity)
  • Swollen, reddish gums
  • Lack of interest in chew toys
  • Discolored teeth
  • Chronic eye infections or drainage with no exact cause or cure
  • Reluctance to eat (dry food in particular) or reduced appetite
  • Broken or fractured tooth/teeth
  • Frequent, regular sneezing
  • Pawing at or rubbing the muzzle/mouth
  • Abnormal discharge from nose
  • Favoring one side of the mouth when eating

 

Examining a dog's teeth

August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month!

Summer is the best time for fun in the sun. Don't let your pets be slowed down by itch – help them live the fun and happy life they deserve! If you think your pet is experiencing itch, give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Livingston Location

Examining cat's teeth

Pet Dentistry

If your pet is having problems chewing, or even if their bad breath is knocking you over, please call us to schedule an oral exam with our veterinarian at Pups@Play. Our team provides top-notch dental care for a variety of species in Livingston and Montclair and the surrounding areas.