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Your pet needs dental care from us and from you at home. Periodontal disease is the number one diagnosed problem in small animal clinics today. By age three 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral diseases. An annual check-up is very important to monitor the dental health of your pet.

After an oral exam the doctors may recommend a dental cleaning. This procedure is done under general anesthesia. Tartar and plaque are removed using an ultra sonic scaler and then the teeth are polished. We now offer an option of “Oravet”. This new product seals the teeth to prevent tartar build-up.

Regular dental care at home can be helpful in reducing tartar build-up. Studies show that bacteria from dental diseases can move systematically into vital organs. Brushing your pets teeth with specially formulated toothpaste, feeding foods proven to help reduce plaque and tartar and using products such as “Oravet” or “c.e.t. chews” are all important steps in your pets over all health. Ask our knowledgeable staff about these products.

If you suspect a problem such as yellow and brown build-up of tartar along the gym line, inflamed gums and persistent bad breath don’t wait for your pets’ annual exam. Call today for a dental exam.