Many of the same health problems that affect us, including hearing loss, also affect our pets. Fortunately, most pets adapt very well to the disability with a little help from their owners.View Article
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Dental disease is one of the most common medical problems in cats and dogs. By the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have evidence of dental disease. Lift up your pet’s lips and most likely you will find tartar, red gums, and possibly broken teeth. These are only the outward manifestations of dental disease. Underneath the surface, bacteria erodes at the bone that hold the teeth in place and inflamed gums allow toxins to enter the bloodstream, where they effect the heart, liver and kidneys.
Cleaning your pet’s teeth is similar to going to the dentist. Since we need to work deep within the mouth, anesthesia is required to properly clean the teeth. A veterinarian can assess your pet’s anesthetic risk and determine the best anesthesia for your pet.
These are the steps in the dental cleaning:
If you have questions about these procedures, or wish to schedule a dental cleaning, contact us at 770-516-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twice a year, in February and October, we participate in Pet Dental Month. During these months we offer special incentives for dental care and place a special emphasis on educating about dental disease.
The best way to treat dental disease is prevention. Routine use of the products listed will help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy.
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