Dental
Care

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Periodontal disease is the most common ailment of dogs and cats! The good news is that we can treat and manage it.  Regular home care and professional treatments are the first, and best, means of preventing periodontal disease.   Treating early prevents pain and tooth loss in your fur baby.  

At Union Hill Animal Hospital, we have a variety of products that help provide home dental care. We carry Oral Health Flakes (food additive),  tooth brushes with a dental gel (pet-friendly toothpaste substitute), and Enzymatic Chews for our canine patients. For more information on these fantastic products, or other products that you may have come across, please feel free to call us or email the technicians.

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Toothbrush
& Paste

Gold standard!  The mechanical action of plaque removal is the benefit. We have pet-friendly dental gel available. 

*Do not use human toothpaste.

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Oral Health Flakes

Added daily to your pet’s food (wet or dry food) to help control plaque and tartar formation. 

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Enzymatic Chews

Dental chews can be very effective at controlling plaque and tartar formation.  Healthier alternative to rawhides or nylabones.  Given daily.

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Hill's T/d
Dry Food

Kibble designed to perform a brushing action as your pet chews their food. Can be fed as treats, but more effective when fed as a sole diet.

Gold standard

The gold standard of home dental care is daily teeth brushing, just like we do for our oral health care.  However, we understand how busy your life can get or challenging when your fur baby is less than cooperative at the process.  Once teeth brushing is established, it is usually a very easy and fun procedure.  We recommend starting by choosing a soft-bristled, or finger toothbrush properly sized for your pet's mouth.  Next, introduce pet-friendly toothpaste from your veterinarian (we carry gel paste, in flavors seafood, poultry, or beef.  Yum!).   Do not use human toothpaste because it has detergents that should not be swallowed.

Since dental disease occurs below the gum line, scraping calculus off with your finger isn't enough. By removing calculus from the tooth, you are not removing disease below the gum line. In order to thoroughly help your pet, plaque and calculus must be removed from below the gum line, a procedure done by a licensed doctor under anesthesia.

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GET A DENTAL ESTIMATE

IF YOUR PET HAS HAD A WELLNESS EXAM AT UNION HILL ANIMAL HOSPITAL IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS, BUT DID NOT RECEIVE A DENTAL ESTIMATE WE CAN HAVE OUR TRAINED, EXPERIENCED TECHNICIANS EVALUATE YOUR PET'S MOUTH IN ORDER TO GIVE AN ACCURATE ESTIMATE.

Healthy transformations

We love cleaning up a dirty mouth!  Below is a quick look at some of our transformations!  All of our dental cleanings are done under anesthesia with your pet being monitored by a dedicated technician throughout to assure your kiddo has a great recovery for those night-time kisses and cuddles.

Radiographs show what creeps below the gumline.
Cat dental with no extractions
Cat dental with no extractions
Grade 4 dental disease in dog
Dog dental with no extractions

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