Archive | Dental Health

Don’t Let Anesthesia Fear Delay Dental Care

Anesthesia concerns cause many pet owners to put off dental cleanings, but those fears should be put into context when considering the overall need for essential preventive care for cats and dogs. Advanced periodontal disease not only makes eating a painful experience for the pet, but it also stresses internal organs with a constant shower of bacteria. As […]

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Five Ways to Care for Your Pet’s Teeth

Beware of Bad Breath – If a musky scent is coming from Fluffy’s mouth, don’t ignore it. This could be a warning sign that she has periodontal disease or another oral disease such as stomatitis, a common condition, especially in cats, that causes painful inflammation of the gums and mouth tissues. Other dental-health warning signs include bleeding […]

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Recommended Dental Food and Treats

Dental care for your pet may be more important than you think. The accumulation of bacteria laden plaque above the gum line can lead to long term oral health issues. Recent studies have demonstrated there is an association between oral health issues and systemic general health issues affecting the kidney, heart and metabolic systems. Here are […]

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Dental Success

These photos will give you an idea what a pet’s teeth look like before and after a professional dental cleaning.  Remember also that we are cleaning out the hidden pockets around the teeth too to prevent periodontal disease. Check out our behind the scenes video:

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AAHA Dental Care Guidelines

As discussed in previous blog articles, Animal Medical Clinic has been an AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Accredited Hospital since 1997. We follow strict guidelines to ensure our patients receive proper dental care. Good dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems […]

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Dental Health Month

February is Dental Health Month, which means it’s time to lavish some attention on your pet’s teeth. It’s important to take proper care of canine and feline teeth, because if left untreated, plaque and tartar buildup can progress to painful periodontal disease. The bacteria from periodontal disease can spread to other organs and cause illnesses. More than […]

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