Veterinarian and president of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (FVD) offers advice on how to effectively educate pet owners about the hallmark signs of dental emergencies.
In a recent interview with dvm360®, veterinary dentistry expert Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD, offered up invaluable guidance on how to alert and educate clients on identifying potential dental emergencies.
“There are very specific signs that [occur] if there is a very painful emergency,” Bellows tells dvm360 staff. “The animal will sometimes chatter—especially cats—and the [animal’s] head will tilt and they will also paw at their mouths.”
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