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Are you too busy to brush your dog’s teeth?

March 7, 2011 by  
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You’ve been told you’re supposed to brush your dog’s teeth. Maybe you’ve even made some strides in that department, but at the end of the day (or week, or month), it’s not getting done. Here are some suggestions to help you be more successful: Put a picture of your dog (or your dog’s teeth, if… 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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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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