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Rocky is a totally new dog since his dentistry procedures. He seems happy and playful […] the difference is like that between night and day.
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Get the Facts About the Most Effective Dental Cleanings
You may have heard about “anesthesia-free” dental cleanings, but how effective are they? Find out the facts from the American Veterinary Dental College.
New Publication from Dr. Hoffman
Read Dr. Hoffman’s latest article on dental care:
“Targeting Tartar: The scoop on dental tartar and what you can do about it”
Symptoms of Dental Disease
Your pet depends on you as its primary caregiver. It’s easy to tell when your pet is feeling fine, but do you know what to look for in times of illness? When it comes to dental health, knowledge is the best prevention. Periodically, you should examine your pet’s teeth and look for any of the following symptoms:
- Persistent bad breath
- Sensitivity around the mouth or inability to close the mouth
- Pawing at the mouth
- Loss of appetite or reluctance to chew hard food or chew toys
- Difficulty eating and chewing food
- Bleeding, inflamed, or receded gums
- Plaque (often not visible unless stained)
Fears are common and often immobilizing. Those with a fear of flying do not travel on airplanes. A fear of drowning prevents swimming. Many pet owners have common fears when it concerns oral and dental care for their pet: Fear of anesthesia Fear of a tooth root being left behind during an extraction Fear of […]
Pets with painful teeth still eat. Some pets with broken jaws still eat. Pets with painful cancer in their mouths still eat. How then, can you tell if your pet is having pain in the mouth or teeth? Any of the following changes may indicate that your pet is having pain in the mouth: General […]