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Southlake Animal Hospital

3570 E. Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410

Dentistry

Is stinky breath causing a rift between you and your pet?

Contrary to popular belief, bad breath isn’t something that pet parents simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your furry friend needs to visit the dentist.

Without proper care, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten a companion animal’s life. 

The good news is, with the right support, this can all be prevented.

The professional dentistry services at Southlake Animal Hospital include both routine, preventative care as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions. 

Common signs of pet dental disease may include:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food 
  • Sudden disinterest in chew toys
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen or painful face
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
  • Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a dental checkup. We’ll identify the problem and address it quickly, improving the chances of a positive prognosis. We’ll also show you ways you can keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and disease-free year-round. 

You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your four-legged friend. Our comprehensive dental services can help get you there!