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Anesthesia Safety Precautions

If you have ever had your pet under anesthesia at our hospital, you know that we do not take anesthesia lightly.  However, many people don’t realize what we do or why we do it.  This past week gave us a perfect example of why we require these safety measures for anesthetic procedures.  Before… Read more

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October is Dental Month!

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Dentistry

October is pet dental month.  During the month of October, a $30 discount will be applied to all dental procedures! What is a dental procedure and why does your pet need one?  Periodontal disease affects more than 80% of pets over three years old, and has been proven to shorten their… Read more

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Do I have to put my pet under anesthesia to have his teeth cleaned?

December 22, 2009 by  
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When I inform a pet owner that I recommend a prophy, or teeth cleaning, I’m often asked, “Do you have to put him under anesthesia to do that?” But the REAL question they’re asking is, “Is it safe to put my pet under anesthesia?” If there’s one thing I could effectively convey to the general… Read more

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Broken teeth–what should you do?

December 14, 2009 by  
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Earlier today, I examined a dog who had been adopted from a shelter. She was very sweet, albeit a little shy, and we could quickly see she’s a good snuggler. During my exam, I noticed some broken incisors and a broken canine tooth. Given her background, we’ll never know how she broke these… Read more

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Dental Disease in Ferrets

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Dentistry, Ferrets

Maintaining good dental health is very important in the pet ferret. Lack of good oral hygiene leads to plaque and subsequent tartar, which can trap bacteria resulting in gingivitis (gum inflammation) and with time infection of the tooth roots and loss of teeth. Additionally, bacteria from an… Read more

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Important Information Regarding Routine Periodontal Therapy

December 9, 2009 by  
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      It is very important for you to know that not all veterinary hospitals approach anesthesia and periodontal procedures in the same way.  Advancements in veterinary medicine have allowed these procedures to be much safer than ever before.  You can be confident that your pet… Read more

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Prophy? What’s that?

December 8, 2009 by  
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A prophy is often called a “teeth cleaning,” but I’m afraid that description doesn’t quite do justice to what is included in a routine prophy. A better description is “periodontal therapy”, but even that may still leave you asking, “What?” During a prophy, the heavy layers of tartar and calculus… Read more

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