Tooth or Consequences- Pet Dental Disease Signs

Do you know how to spot dental disease signs & symptoms in your pet(s)? Monitoring your pet’s oral wellness between annual visits is an important part of your role as a pet parent. In addition, knowing what to look for is essential to help keep your pet happy and healthy. Early detection is key when it comes to preventing more serious health issues in the future- it’s not just about your pet’s pearly whites or a case of “dog breath”. If left untreated, dental disease can cause damage to your pet’s internal organs including the kidneys, liver, and heart.

Below are symptoms that something may be brewing in your pet’s mouth and/or under their gum line. These symptoms could indicate early dental disease which could cause potential health issues in the future.


If you notice any of these signs or changes in your pet’s oral health, contact your Dundee Animal Hospital veterinarian as soon as possible.  That way, we can help uncover any dental problems early enough so that they can be treated before it becomes a bigger problem down the road.  Knowing the signs of dental disease in pets will help keep your pet’s teeth (and future) bright and healthy!

To learn more about the most frequently asked questions about pet dental health, click this link. You can also search our pet health & information library for more articles about pet oral health.