Dental Hygiene* – Dental exams, routine use of dental chews, specially designed dental-health diets and professional dental scaling/polishing are important for a healthy mouth. If the tartar is not removed, it builds up under the gums. It separates the gums from the teeth to form “pockets” and encourages even more bacterial growth. At this point the damage, called periodontal disease, is irreversible. It can be very painful and can lead to loose teeth, abscesses, and bone loss or infection. As bacterial growth continues to increase, the bacteria may enter the bloodstream. This can cause infection of the heart valves (endocarditis), liver, and kidneys. If treated by your veterinarian with special instruments and procedures, periodontal disease can be slowed or stopped.
Veterinary Services for Dogs
It is important that your dog be vaccinated at all stages of her life. We recommend several vaccines for your dog including Distemper/Parvo, Parainfluenza and Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Rabies, and others like Lymes Disease and Rattlesnake bites. Learn more at Dog Vaccination Services.
There are numerous parasites that can “bug” your dog. Learn more about heartworm, flea, and intestinal parasite prevention for your dog at Dog Flea & Parasite Control.
Dental exams, routine use of dental chews, specially designed dental-health diets and professional dental scaling/polishing are important for a healthy mouth. Learn more at Dental Care for Dogs.
Expert guidance on your dog’s nutrition and weight management. Whether you’re trying to control obesity in your dog or simply trying to ensure the best nutritional balance for your specific breed, our veterinary staff can help. Learn more at Nutrition & Weight Management for Dogs.
Spaying or neutering your dog will help prevent overpopulation. Spaying/neutering also provides other benefits for your pet. Learn more at Dog Spraying/Neutering.
We have specially priced senior diagnostic packages to help you manage the health of your senior dog. Learn more at Senior Care for Dogs.