Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Bad breath is not normal--it's a sign of disease. Our hospital offers professional dental cleanings without anesthesia. What a great way to have that yucky tartar removed from your teeth. If your gums and teeth are healthy and just require a cleaning, and you don't mind laying in someone's lap, then this is the way to have them cleaned. Everyone wins with no anesthesia. Your teeth will look great, your mouth will feel great and you’ll have fresh breath. But, there are other reasons why this needs to be done regularly. Tartar is basically bacteria cemented on the enamel of your teeth. This bacteria loves to travel and will migrate via the blood vessels in your gums to other areas of your body...mainly your kidneys, heart valves, liver, and other organ systems. Once here permanent damage may result. The great thing about all of this is that it is easily preventable so tell mom or dad to look at your teeth often and schedule a non-anesthetic dental if they see tartar. Or if you're unsure, stop by anytime and our friendly staff members will be happy to take a peek for you!
There are times where anesthesia will be necessary in order to clean or repair a tooth. Our doctor might recommend this if we think that you may not hold still for a non-anesthetic cleaning or if a tooth or area of gum needs to be repaired.