Diagnosis of Oral and Dental Problems
At Clinique Vétérinaire Anjou, many of the pets we examine suffer from dental or gum problems. Tartar accumulation and the resulting gingivitis are measured on a scale of 0 to 4, with 0 indicating the absence of tartar and gingivitis and 4 indicating severe tartar, periodontal disease and pain. Since tooth infections and other oral health problems can spread to the rest of your feline or canine companion’s body, it is important to clean your pet's teeth and quickly address any problems that may arise.
Our Pet Dental Care
To protect your pet’s health, our clinic offers preventive dental care for animals and the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems. Our dental services include:
In some cases, x-rays reveal severe problems requiring specialized care such as performing root canal or installing a crown. We will recommend the best course of action in such situations.
During any surgery, we take all necessary precautions to ensure your pet’s safety. Your pet will therefore be put under anesthesia. You will receive painkillers to administer after surgery, depending on the nature of the intervention. If your pet has undergone tooth extractions, we may prescribe a food that is easier to chew.
Prevent Tartar and Gingivitis
We brush our teeth daily to prevent tooth decay and the buildup of tartar and gingivitis, among other things. Our pets deserve equally complete and regular treatment for their teeth. Clinique Vétérinaire Jarry recommends you give your pet Hill’s® or Royal Canin dental health kibble. Note that you should avoid solely feeding your pet canned food if you do not brush its teeth, because the lack of the cleaning effect of kibble could contribute to the onset of oral problems.
We also recommend you brush your pet's teeth daily with a toothbrush and chicken flavoured enzyme toothpaste, for example. You may need several days or weeks to accustom your pet to accept tooth brushing, but with a little patience and perseverance, you will get there!
Start with a small amount of toothpaste on the tip of your finger. Let your pet taste it and get used to you touching its mouth and teeth with your finger. Once your pet is comfortable with this, you can rub its teeth with a wipe. Later, you can move on to a toothbrush.
Make an appointment at Clinique Vétérinaire Jarry to examine your pet's teeth and determine if they need cleaning.