Dental Care- where do we start? Dental care is one of the single most important things you can address to keep your canine or feline companion healthy and pain-free. Poor dental care leads to heart, liver, and kidney disease (and probably other diseases as well!). Good dental care leads to a long, healthy, and happy life.
In many cases, especially in small breed dogs less than 40 lbs, good dental care REQUIRES extraction of teeth. Small breed dogs (and large breed dogs in some circumstances) have excessively crowded teeth, which leads to periodontal disease.
A fractured molar that was only able to be seen because the patient was under anesthesia.
An intra-oral radiograph (dental x-ray).
At Animal Health Care Denver, we have a passion for veterinary dentistry.
If you would like to learn more about companion animal dental care, we recommend you check out Dr. Fraser Hale.
He has some great articles. In particular, please see: