Pet Care Offers Advanced Dentistry Services

Bad breath is no laughing matter when it comes to the health of your pet dog or cat. It is usually one of the first signs of gum disease. Research studies have shown a connection between oral health and a pet’s overall well-being. The build-up of plaque and tartar can cause gingivitis, which if not treated can turn into periodontitis, an inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. Periodontal disease is a major contributor to poor systemic health and veterinary studies in dogs and cats indicate pathology in an animal’s heart valves, kidneys and liver can all be linked back to substandard oral health.

Did you know that regularly brushing your pet’s teeth and providing him with a healthy diet and plenty of chew toys can go long way toward keeping him healthy? Many dogs and cats show signs of gum disease by the time they’re four years old. The doctors and staff at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital believe that the key to management of gum disease is prevention. They recommend periodic examination of the mouth and teeth, as many pets, particularly middle-aged and older cats and dogs, require professional scaling in addition to on-going plaque control.

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All oral procedures require anesthesia. It is also important for you to know that not all veterinary hospitals approach anesthesia and periodontal procedures in the same way. Advancements in veterinary medicine and anesthesia make these procedures much safer than ever before. You can be confident that at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital your pet will be provided the highest quality of care with the most compassionate approach. This includes the latest pain management protocols, the safest anesthesia, a highly trained staff using the most advanced monitoring equipment, intravenous fluid therapy, and a thermal warming blanket to maintain body temperature during the procedure. Recovery is in heated units with plenty of soft, warm bedding.