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Borgfeld Animal Hospital Borgfeld Animal Hospital

Phone: (830) 313–5290
Address: 1304 W. Borgfeld Dr., Suite 300, San Antonio, TX
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Proactive Pet Dental Care

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is a critical component in your pet’s wellness, and is a strong indicator of their overall health. Just like humans, cats and dogs can have a build-up of tartar and bacteria in their mouths, which can lead to painful gum disease. Without regular dental care, your beloved pets can lose teeth, develop abscesses, and even experience more serious systemic infections. Research has shown that 80% of dogs have developed some form of periodontal disease by age three. Routine dental care is equally important for your pet as it is for you.

Dog and cat in the outdoors

Signs of Dental Disease

It is important to watch for signs and symptoms of dental disease in your pet. Annual dental exams can catch serious issues that may arise, but if you notice any of the following signs, you will want to schedule an appointment as soon as you can:

  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Difficulty eating
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Loose or broken teeth
  • Tooth discoloration

Annual Dental Care

The veterinary team at Borgfeld Animal Hospital recommends a dental exam and cleaning once a year for your pet and will work with you to develop an excellent home dental routine. We can suggest dental care kits, dental chews, and dental diets that would be appropriate for your cat or dog. An annual dental evaluation can help prevent dental disease and determine if more visits are necessary to keep your pet’s teeth healthy.

Borgfeld Animal Hospital offers the following dental care services for your cat or dog:

  • Dental exams and cleanings
  • Digital dental X-rays
  • Tooth extractions
  • Oral surgery

Cats and dogs can easily hide any pain they may be feeling from a dental issue. Establishing routine dental care with us can help identify dental disease much earlier so your pet does not have to suffer. Our team is also available to help in cases of dental emergencies should they arise.

Please call us or submit an appointment request to set up a dental exam and learn how to promote your pet’s dental health.