We Are Dedicated To The Health And Vitality Of Your Precious Animal Companions
Did you know that bad breath can be a sign of underlying dental issues in dogs and cats? Bad breath can be caused by bacteria. Over time, these bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. Dr. Michael McElveen and his experienced staff can show you the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.
How can you tell if your pet’s mouth is healthy? Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. Let the doctors at the Baton Rouge Animal Hospital examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues facing your pet. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.
Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are healthy, Dr. McElveen can educate you keeping them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Call the Baton Rouge Animal Hospital to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!