Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Your K9's canines...

To prevent oral disease, which is the number one health problem diagnosed in pets, it is essential to provide our pets with good dental care, both professionally and at home

The Dog's Mouth: Dental Facts

Offered at Chewsy Dog provides dog anesthesia-free dental.
Our vision in the animal health care profession is to provide our existing clients with the best possible oral care for their pets and to help educate pet owners on how good dental care contributes to the overall good health of our pets.
Chewsy Dog professional teeth cleaning is performed without the use of anesthesia which also offers pet owners an alternative method for cleaning and maintaining their pet's teeth.

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Dogs rarely get cavities, but are much more prone to gum disease and excess tartar build-up on the teeth. Food particles and bacteria collect along the gumline forming plaque.
If plaque is not removed, minerals in the saliva combine with the plaque and form tartar (or calculus) which adheres strongly to the teeth. Plaque starts to mineralize 3-5 days after it forms. The tartar is irritating to the gums and causes an inflammation called gingivitis. This can be seen as reddening of the gums adjacent to the teeth. It also causes bad breath. At this point it is necessary to remove the tartar with special instruments called scalers, and then polish the teeth.
Periodontal Disease
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 is irreversible, and called "periodontal" disease. 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.

What is included in a good dental care program?
A good dental care program includes:
Dental cleanings as advised by a professional
Daily home dental care - brushing teeth periodically

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