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Posted on 04-02-2015

Dental health can make a world of difference for your pet, especially as they get older.  You may not know this, but dogs and cats need dental care just like humans! Gum infections can affect the health of many other parts of the body, such as the heart, kidneys, lungs, and liver. Our pet’s teeth are just like ours, except we brush and floss daily to prevent disease and our pets do not.  Additionally, many pets chew on hard objects such as rocks, fences, bones, and hard toys which put them at risk for breaking a tooth.  A broken tooth lays out a welcome mat for bacteria to enter the body, leading to infection and possibly an emergency surgery.  A broken tooth should be cared for immediately. 

We carry a full line of dental maintenance products ranging from poultry-flavored toothpaste and dental chews to water additives and dental gels.  One of our friendly staff members will be glad to teach you the proper techniques for effective brushing and rinsing.  

For more information on dental disease, you can visit www.veterinarypartner.com and search “Dental Home Care”.  For brushing tips and tricks, you can visit the same website and search “Canine Tooth Brushing”.  If you would like to cover and even broader range of dental topics, simply type “dental” into the search bar.

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