You would never dream of going days, weeks, months or years without brushing your teeth or seeing a dentist. Doesn’t your pet deserve the same courtesy?

Clean teeth and healthy gums provide a solid foundation for your pet to enjoy a long, healthy life. Yet dental care remains one of the most often overlooked components of pet care. In fact, by the time most dogs and cats reach adulthood, they already suffer from some type of oral health problem, up to and including periodontal disease. If left untreated, dental disease can spread infection throughout your pet’s body and even shorten his or her lifespan.

Help your best friend beat the odds by bringing them in for regular, professional dental care at Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital. Our team is experienced in delivering both routine preventative care as well as the treatment and management of existing oral health conditions. We’ll have your furry friend smiling pretty in no time!

Our hospital facility is outfitted with the most modern dental care equipment available. Whether your pet is in for a dental exam, routine cleaning or something more complex, like an extraction or other minor oral surgery, we’re prepared to handle all of your pet’s oral health care needs. Even if you’ve never given your companion’s teeth and gums a second thought, it’s never too late to start.

Some of the signs that your pet may be experiencing a dental problem include:

  • Bad breath

  • Broken or missing teeth

  • Swollen or bleeding gums

  • Difficulty chewing

  • Pawing at the mouth

  • Excessive drooling

  • Obvious pain when touched near the mouth

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule a dental exam, and the sooner the better. When we are able to catch dental problems early, we are able to achieve a much better outcome for your loved one, which is always our main goal!

Finally, but equally as important, is the role you play as a member of your pet’s dental care team. Annual cleanings aren’t enough to keep plaque and tartar buildup at bay, so it’s up to you to help continue the work we started by committing to ongoing home dental care. Need help? No problem! Our experienced team would be more than happy to provide a demonstration of proper home brushing techniques, as well as provide advice and guidance on certain products you can try that are designed to support good dental health in pets.

Together we’ll work hard to help your four legged friend enjoy a lifetime of clean, healthy smiles!