How to Brush your Pet’s teeth

How to Brush your Pet’s teeth

We know by now how important oral health is for our pets. Daily brushing is the best way to prevent against tartar and gum disease. The idea of brushing your pets teeth may be a bit daunting at first, but with a little bit of patience, brushing can be a beneficial and...
Dental Case: What Lies Beneath

Dental Case: What Lies Beneath

As we end Dental Month at Amherst Veterinary Hospital I wanted to share with you an interesting case we had. This dental was interesting in that it highlights how much of the disease in our pet’s mouth is at or below the gum line and can often only be seen once the...
Amherst Veterinary Hospital discusses: Why Dentals?

Amherst Veterinary Hospital discusses: Why Dentals?

Like us, every time our pets eat there is a bacterial film called plaque, which builds up on the surfaces of their teeth. When mixed with calcium this forms hard deposits on the teeth called tartar. Over time, plaque and tartar on the teeth contribute to gum recession...
Are Anesthesia Free Dentals as Effective as They Seem?

Are Anesthesia Free Dentals as Effective as They Seem?

Like us, every time our pets eat there is a bacterial film called plaque, which builds up on the surfaces of their teeth. When mixed with calcium this forms hard deposits on the teeth called tartar. Over time, plaque and tartar on the teeth contribute to gum recession...
Toby and His Electric Toothbrush.

Toby and His Electric Toothbrush.

During a new puppy exam, one of the things I like to discuss is home dental care. Home dental care involves brushing your pet’s teeth to slow down the accumulation of plaque that leads to tartar and gum disease. Puppy or kitten hood is the best time to positively...
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