Ignore Their Smile and It Will Go Away
When it comes to the health of a pet, dental care is sometimes neglected. This is a big mistake because, like humans, the vitality of your dog or cat highly depends and his or her dental health.
The Importance of a Healthy Smile
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have periodontal disease by the age of 3. The problem with this statistic is that gum disease can lead to many other medical issues, which can potentially shorten the life of a pet.
When your pet’s dental health is continually ignored, severe symptoms and conditions begin to occur. The downward slide usually occurs is this order:
- Bad breath
- Discoloration of the teeth moving toward the gum line
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Loosening or loss of teeth
- Various diseases affecting major organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys
The Role We Play
At the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill, we take great pride in the level of veterinary dentistry we provide our patients. Emphasizing both home and professional care, we set forth a plan to ensure your pet’s dental health. Whether you have a dog, a cat, a puppy or kitten, or even a senior pet, we continually strive to keep your pet healthy and smiling.
Your pet’s teeth will be examined at every checkup, and if he or she is in need of a cleaning, we’ll be sure to let you know. If you book a cleaning on the day it’s recommended, the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill will apply a 10% savings on the entire dental invoice. All of our dental equipment is high-speed to ensure quick and efficient cleaning, as well as minimal exposure to anesthesia.
To ensure your pet’s dental care at home, we offer a variety of proactive dental care products including food and water additives, chews, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.
For more information about the pet dental care at the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill, or to make an appointment for your pet, we invite you to contact us today.
Dental Digital Radiography at the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill
At AHRH we now have digital dental radiography and computerized dental charting software for dogs and cats. Providing quality dental care to your pet is impossible without dental radiographs. So much of dental disease, such as periodontal disease, tooth root abscesses, jaw fractures, tumors, etc., occurs below the gum line, that dental radiography is an absolute necessity to practice veterinary dentistry.
There are many advantages to digital dental radiology. The quality of digital radiographs is much better than x-rays produced by a traditional machine. Fewer images of the teeth are needed in order to make an accurate diagnosis. As a result, your pet receives less anesthesia and spends less time on the x-ray table when using digital radiology.
Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Your Pet's Dental Procedure
AHRH has prepared this document of commonly asked questions regarding dental procedures.