DANVILLE, Calif., Oct. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dental disease can affect other areas of a pet’s health and become a significant source of discomfort for a beloved pet, reports Tassajara Veterinary Clinic. This veterinary practice offers responsible pet owners a 15 percent discount on initial teeth cleaning when a pet is diagnosed with a dental disease for the first time. This discount is good for two months and saves pet owners $45 to $65 dollars, depending on the size of the dog or cat. Tassajara Veterinary Clinic supports the needs of their community and offers compassionate care and a range of veterinary services to local pets and their owners.
The most common dental problem veterinarians see is periodontal disease. This process starts with the buildup of plaque on the pet’s teeth. When teeth are not being brushed daily, the plaque will pick up minerals from the animal’s saliva and morph into tartar. Tartar must be scaled or scraped off, and then the teeth are polished to restore a normal smooth surface. Oftentimes pets won’t give any indication that they’re suffering from oral pain, therefore regular dental exams are essential.
When teeth are covered with calculus and plaque, the pet’s immune system may react by creating inflammation of the gums. This inflammation leads to gingivitis and, eventually, periodontal disease. Loose teeth and infected gums allow abnormal bacteria to begin growing in the mouth. These bacteria and the toxins they produce are absorbed directly into the bloodstream every time the animal moves its mouth and tongue. Advanced periodontal disease may require the extraction of teeth.
After dental procedures and removal of teeth in cases of advanced periodontitis, pets use pain medicines and antibiotics during the early healing period. Often clients report that within just a few days their pets are playing, grooming and acting much more comfortable than they were before their procedure. Daily tooth brushing and homecare helps maintain the oral health of their pet.
“Pet owners need to be aware of the importance of pet dental care and how to prevent gingivitis and periodontitis,” said Dr. Elisa Dowd. “We know pet owners want their pets to stay healthy. Our staff takes the extra steps to educate pet owners and offer advice and services to improve the oral health of a beloved pet.”
Dr. Elisa Dowd, D.V.M., owner and veterinarian at Tassajara Veterinary Clinic, serves pets and owners in Danville and Black Hawk along with Dr. Jeff Johnson. Their staff offers high-quality, compassionate veterinary care at this full service animal clinic. Services include wellness exams, microchipping, pet dental care, chemotherapy “cancer treatment”, an in-house lab, and specialized care for puppies, kittens and senior pets.
Call (925) 736-8387 to learn about the pet dental services at Tassajara Veterinary Clinic or to schedule an appointment. Further details about the veterinary practice can be found by visiting http://tassajaravet.com/.
Tassajara Veterinary Clinic, (925) 736-8387
Last updated on: 11/10/2016
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