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Does my pet really need a teeth cleaning?

by Administrator 20. January 2014 16:16

Imagine how your mouth would feel, taste, look and smell if you NEVER brushed your teeth!  Dental care for your pet is something that is often overlooked and your pets bad breath is never normal.  Periodontal disease is the most common disease among dogs and cats, it affects about 8 out of 10 of our pets 3 years of age and older.


Signs of dental disease in pets:


·         bad breath

·         excessive salivation

·         refusing to eat or dropping food

·         rubbing or pawing at the face

·         loose or broken teeth 

·         red inflamed gums


Many pets never show symptoms beyond bad breath. Without regular veterinary exams, much of our pet's dental disease isn't detected until it reaches a bad condition.  We recommend a complete oral exam yearly.  Cleanings may be recommended based on the findings from the exam. We also recommend some type of home care to maintain your pets oral health in between cleanings. We can discuss and work with you as to what method would work best for you and your pet.


Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital, one of the few vets in Traverse City, that is equipped with a complete and advanced dental suite. All new digital dental radiography allows for rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment of periodontal/endodontic infections.


We perform pain-free surgical extractions when needed, with use of regional nerve blocks and multimodal approach to pain management.  We have become the trusted vet hospital Elk Rapids, Acme, Kalkaska, and Traverse City clients have come to trust with their pet's dental care. 


February is National Pet Dental Health Month, promoting awareness of oral problems in dogs and cats. To have your pets' mouth evaluated and to make a specific home dental plan, give us a call now to schedule your pet

s dental consultation.   Pet's need dental care too!


In the month of February everyone who schedules a dental cleaning, at Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital, will receive a 10% discount! 



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