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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Most pet owners are unaware of the health benefits to their animal just by getting routine dental care. Dogs and cats that do not receive annual teeth cleanings can have (develop) serious PERIODONTAL DISEASE in just a few years. Plaque will accumulate under the gingiva (gums) causing infections and loss of bone and teeth. Pet owners will notice a very foul odor that comes from the mouth and by the time they seek veterinary treatment, a lot of damage can be done. Heart Disease (Valvular Vegetative Endocarditis) can occur from the circulating bacteria that originate from the periodontal infection and then enter the bloodstream and end up doing damage to the heart.
Rogers Animal Hospital uses modern dental equipment that delivers safe ultrasonic teeth scaling above and below the gum line. The dental technicians polish the teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface that is more resistant to plaque buildup. Our doctors will perform tooth extractions (simple or difficult) if they are needed. We recommend annual dentistry for all of our patients. Some patients with serious periodontal disease may require treatments more often. Good dental care including brushing your pet's teeth at home could extend the life of your pet for many years.
Click the following link for an informative video on how to brush your pet's teeth at home: http://rogersanimalhospital.com/videos/CET_brushing_dog_teeth.mp4
For our equine patients we offer TEETH FLOATING and other routine dental care such as wolf teeth removal.