1. Veterinarians Fear That Anesthesia-Free Dentistry May Cause Greater Harm

    7th November 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    dogs teeth anaesthesiaNormally, dental procedures in pets are carried out under general procedures. However, there have been considerations to carry out teeth cleaning without anesthesia.

    Key takeaways:

    • Just as human beings brush their teeth, dogs and cats require regular teeth cleaning.
    • Keeping the pet awake during the teeth cleaning procedure has potential for risks such as severe injuries to the gums and tongue caused by dental equipment.
    • For the animal, the procedure is scary and may lead to high stress levels making them anxious and restless.

    The American Veterinary Medical Association recently stated dental cleanings for pets should be done under anesthesia, but some veterinarians said, for certain pets who can’t handle anesthesia, cleaning without it might be the only option.

    Read the full story here

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/06/30/veterinarians-raise-concerns-about-anesthesia-free-dentistry-for-pets/


  2. Dog Teeth Cleaning Is Important For Good Oral Health

    6th November 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    teeth dogs cleaningMajority of dogs suffer from periodontal disease by the time they reach their third birthday. Proper dental care combined with regular checkups will prevent onset of the disease.

    Key takeaways:

    • Dental cleaning helps get rid of plaque and tartar that builds on your pet’s teeth.
    • Clean the dog’s teeth cleaning on a daily basis to avoid problems such as bad breath, tooth loss, bleeding gums, and the inability to eat. However, make sure you use toothpaste made specifically for dogs — as human toothpaste is toxic for dogs.
    • Bacteria in the oral cavity may find its way into blood circulation causing systemic infections and diseases. Oral health is a reflection of overall health — in humans, and in pets.

    A pet having healthy teeth means a pet having better breath. Dental diseases can generate problems for a pet.

    Read the full story here

    http://dentgap.com/dog-teeth-cleaning/


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