Dentistry

Got Doggie or Kittie or Ferret Breath?

 

Enjoy those kisses from your furred companion but can’t stand the smell? Doggie or Kittie breath is an indication of active dental disease in the mouth. All animals have dental disease and will usually not tell you when they are in pain.

 

The best way to promote a healthy mouth (and fresh breath) is to develop a comprehensive oral preventative and treatment plan. This starts at home with you!

 

Daily tooth-brushing is the best foundation for plaque and tartar build up on our furry friend’s teeth just as it is in dental care for our mouths. Just like people though (including Dr. Urie!) no matter how often you brush your teeth you can still develop dental problems, so your daily brushing routine needs to be supplemented with regular professional cleanings. Some pets just will not allow teeth brushing, if this is the case then we have other suggestions that can help aid you and your pet.

 

During your wellness and sick visits at Warm & Fuzzy Veterinary Center we will thoroughly examine your pets mouth and notify you when it's time for a professional cleaning and sedated evaluation.

 

We utilize ultrasonic scaling, digital dental radiographs, polishing, fluoride treatments and periodontal pocket therapies to help maintain your pet's teeth. In the event that your pet does require an extraction, we will use careful surgical techniques to remove the offending teeth. We work in close association with Animal Dental Center - our local veterinary dental specialists - if a referral is needed.

Schedule an appointment today to have your pet’s mouth evaluated!

 

Rabbit / Rodent Dental Disease

 

Rabbits and Rodents have a different kind of dental disease that most of us are not familiar with. Instead of the normal teeth that humans have, these animals have teeth that are closely related to the horse. Their teeth continuously grow, much like our fingernails and need to be worn down in order to allow them to chew their food properly. If not aligned properly due to genetics, trauma or infection these teeth can grow too long and result in painful wounds in the mouth or result in infection. Dr. Urie has vast experience in rabbit and rodent malocclusion disease. During your appointments with Dr. Urie she will guide you as to when your pet’s teeth may require attention.

Schedule an appointment today to have your pet’s mouth evaluated!

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