Good oral hygiene is not only important for people, but our furry family members as well. Imagine the condition of your teeth and overall health had you never brushed your teeth or had professional care; the same results are seen in pets that do not receive proper veterinary dental care. Studies have determined that proper dental care for our pets can increase their lifespan by as long as 25%. With that much time with your pet at stake, you can trust the experienced veterinarians at Bel Air Animal Hospital to care for your pet’s dental needs in the Mobile area.

Bacteria such as tartar and plaque can begin to form in pets as young as one year of age. Without proper brushing and polishing, dogs and cats show signs of gum disease and tooth decay due to lack of proper dental care by the age of four years. Left unchecked, these bacteria can ultimately not only cause problems to your pet’s teeth, but their lungs, kidney and even heart as well. Proper dental care should begin by bringing your pet to the veterinarian when they are young; however, it is never too late to begin proper dental care for your furry family member.

Typically one of the first signs of dental disease in pets is bad breath. Dr. Angela and Dr. John Bentley will show you a number of ways to stay on top of clean teeth and healthy gums at your home. Our doctors will counsel you on products to use at home including chew toys, food, treats and teeth brushing kits to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. If our doctors determine that your pet is suffering from periodontal disease, Bel Air Animal Hospital offers full dental cleaning and extraction services at our clinic.

If you feel your pet is suffering from unusual bad breath or dirty teeth please contact one of our caring staff to set up an examination. Our experienced and caring doctors have cared for the teeth of hundreds of pets in Mobile and the surrounding areas, and they are ready to care for your pet as well!