Dog Dental Care

Just like humans, our furry companions need proper dental care to maintain overall health and well-being. At Summit Dog and Cat Hospital, your trusted veterinarian near you in Summit, NJ, and the surrounding areas of Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Chatham, Madison, Union, Westfield, Springfield, Summit, NJ , understand the importance of dog dental hygiene. Neglected teeth can lead to a cascade of health problems, including pain, bad breath, difficulty eating, and even heart disease.

Pet Dental Care

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Dog Dental Care

Regular dental care helps prevent tartar and plaque buildup, which can harden and irritate gums, leading to gingivitis and periodontal disease. This not only causes discomfort but can also allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream, potentially impacting vital organs. Additionally, poor dental hygiene can contribute to loose or lost teeth, making eating challenging and impacting your dog's quality of life.

Signs Your Dog Might Need a Dental Checkup

Here are some signs that your dog might benefit from a dental checkup at Summit Dog and Cat Hospital:

•             Bad breath: While some level of doggy breath is normal, persistent bad breath can indicate dental issues.

•             Red, swollen, or bleeding gums: These are signs of inflammation and potential infection.

•             Difficulty chewing or eating: Pain in the mouth can make chewing uncomfortable, leading to weight loss or picky eating.

•             Loose or missing teeth: This can be a sign of advanced dental disease and requires prompt attention.

•             Excessive drooling or pawing at the mouth: These behaviors can indicate pain or discomfort in the mouth.

Dog Dental Care Options at Summit Dog and Cat Hospital

We offer a range of dog dental care options to suit your pet's needs and preferences:

•             Professional dental cleanings: Performed under anesthesia, these cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup below the gum line and polish the teeth.

•             Dental exams and consultations: We assess your dog's oral health and discuss personalized recommendations for at-home care.

•             Digital dental X-rays: These provide a detailed view of the teeth and jaw, allowing for early detection of potential problems.

•             Pain management: We prioritize your dog's comfort throughout any dental procedure.

Maintaining Good Dog Dental Hygiene at Home

While professional cleanings are crucial, consistent at-home care is essential. Brushing your dog's teeth daily with a veterinary-approved toothpaste promotes good oral hygiene. Dental chews and toys can also help remove plaque and tartar buildup.

Schedule Your Dog's Dental Appointment Today

Don't wait until your dog shows signs of dental problems. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are vital for preventing issues and ensuring your furry friend enjoys a healthy, happy life. We are pleased to serve you with your pet care needs in the areas of Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Chatham, Madison, Union, Westfield, Springfield, Summit, NJ Contact Summit Dog and Cat Hospital today at (908) 273-2200 to schedule an appointment and discuss the best dog dental care options for your pup. Remember, prioritizing your pet's dental health is an investment in their overall well-being and longevity.


Summit Dog & Cat Hospital


16 Morris Tpke,
Summit, NJ 07901

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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