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It is important to give your pet the gift of good dental health. Good dental care can protect the overall health of your pet. That is why we provide dog dental care and cat dental care here at Blue Valley Animal Hospital. We can assist you with all aspects of pet dental care, including how to care for your pet's teeth at home, and getting a regular professional cleaning for them at our office.
Our veterinarian in Overland Park is an expert in all things to do with your pet's dental care. The most basic part of this care is a regular cleaning of your pet's teeth at our office. We do both dog dental cleaning and cat dental cleaning. We usually recommend an annual cleaning for most pets, though pets with known dental issues may need twice yearly cleanings.
A pet dental cleaning is done under anesthesia, to make it easier on your pet. We use an ultrasonic scaler to remove the plaque and tartar from beneath the gum line and to treat gingivitis much like when you go to your dentist.
Actually, gingivitis, commonly known as gum disease, is a pretty common issue in both dogs and cats. Getting a regular cleaning of your pet's teeth can treat this condition and keep it from getting worse. Sometimes, if it is new, it can even be reversed. Tooth decay and cavities are also common issues for pets, but they are not inevitable. Good dental care will keep your pet's teeth in good condition, allowing them to eat whatever they like easily and without pain. It will also take care of existing or potential dental issues before they become problems that affect your pet's overall health. This is crucial to keeping a healthy, happy pet for the long haul.
We can even teach you how to brush your pet's teeth at home between visits and give you a schedule for how often you should be doing it. If you make it a regular habit for your pet and reinforce it with lots of attention, praise, and teeth-friendly treats, your pet may even begin to enjoy the time you spend together with the toothbrush and pet-formulated toothpaste (which you can get from most pet stores or at our office). There are also dental treats and oral rinses you can use if your pet won't take to teeth brushing.
Contact us to make an appointment for your pet's initial exam, evaluation, and consultation. You will be glad that you trusted your pet's health in our capable, healing hands. We are looking forward to meeting you and your pet, and welcoming you both to the Blue Valley Animal Hospital family. Contact us today to make your pet's appointment.
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