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Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Dental Care

Pet dental care is one of the most undervalued forms of veterinary care, but it is also one of the most important. As a pet owner, you rely on veterinarians to provide dental care and other preventative treatments to keep your furry friend healthy. Our veterinarians at Fort Hunt Animal Hospital provide quality pet dental care for cats and dogs in the Alexandria area. Our team has gathered a few of the common pet dental questions that we run into from pet owners.

Should I Brush My Pet's Teeth?

Our pet doctors recommend that you brush your pet's teeth. Starting earlier often makes brushing easier in the long run. If you are unable to brush your pet's teeth, you should talk to one of our veterinarians about developing a healthy dental routine for your pet.

How Does a Pet Doctor Provide Dental Care?

Veterinarians provide dental care for your pets with thorough teeth cleanings. These cleanings are performed under anesthesia. This keeps your pet calm and provides safety for our staff. Most animals are not too thrilled when someone goes poking around their mouth.

How Do I Know My Pet Has a Dental Problem?

The best way to know if your pet has a dental issue is to schedule a visit with a veterinarian. In the meantime, you can look for a few of the common signs that indicate pain. These include:

  • Poor appetite
  • Moody or aggressive behavior
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Scratching or pawing at the mouth

If you notice these signs, it is time to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

Visit Our Animal Hospital in Alexandria, VA

If you are concerned about your pet's teeth or think it might be time for a dental cleaning, our veterinarians at Fort Hunt Animal Hospital are here to help. Call our team today at (703) 360-6100 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.