Your pet’s bad breath is often just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their dental health. Dental disease affects every pet differently, as genetics, eating/chewing behaviors, and conformation all play a role. Sadly, the mouth is frequently overlooked. As dental disease can adversely affect your pet’s sinuses, heart and kidneys, an examination into your pet’s mouth should be included in every physical exam. Preventative dental cleanings, recommended by our veterinarians, are the best way to keep your pet’s mouth and body healthy. If required, Westside Veterinary Hospital is equipped with dental equipment (including dental X-ray), to diagnose and treat the vast majority of dental problems.