Croton Animal Hospital recommends that healthy dogs and cats visit the veterinarian twice a year for a complete exam and laboratory testing. For senior petizens, the frequency of wellness exams should be determined on an individual basis, taking into account the pet’s species, breed and environment. During a wellness exam, your pet will be examined […]
Periodontal disease in cats and dogs is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. It occurs in two forms: gingivitis, a reversible inflammation of the gums; and periodontitis, an inflammation of the deeper structures supporting the teeth. Periodontitis causes tooth and bone loss, which can even lead to jaw fracture, and affects […]
1. Cut down on waste that takes space and switch to biodegradable poop bags. The bags decompose in about the same amount of time as an apple. 2. Overpopulation, and consequently euthanization, is the #1 killer of dogs in his country. Visit your local shelter and adopt, or volunteer with a rescue group to help […]
Puppies and kittens are born without teeth. That’s the good news. Six to eight weeks later they’ll develop a full set of baby teeth – and a potential set of problems. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends that veterinary dental care begin at this early stage, evaluating puppies and kittens for issues related to […]
Brush your pet’s teeth when she’s calm and relaxed. Set a routine. Working up to brushing daily is ideal. But if her mouth is healthy, even three days a week can make a difference. Without brushing, plaque can build up, putting your pet at risk for bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. It can […]
When it comes to dental care, your dog or cat needs to have good oral hygiene just like you. Mouth problems like gum disease can lead to more health problems, so it’s best to get preventive care to be sure a pet’s mouth is healthy. In fact, oral disease is the number one health problem […]
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a great reminder that dental health is about more than just teeth; your pet’s oral hygiene affects his overall health, and is so important to ensure a positive quality of life.