pets teeth

Dental hygiene is vital at Oradell Animal Hospital

Posted by d2030476 on October 07, 2011  /   Posted in General Information, Questions and Answers

Q: Should I be concerned about my pet’s teeth as they get older? 

A:  Absolutely.  This is an excellent question.  Every year that goes by, there is an increase in plaque/calculus build up on the teeth and under the gum line.  Daily brushing can help control build up but a yearly cleaning under anesthesia will greatly help to prevent tooth loss.  Teeth can have other problems besides periodontal disease that can cause pain.  Evaluation of the mouth and gums during the yearly examination will address that situation.  In addition, bacteria in the diseased mouth can lead to other chronic conditions such as kidney dysfunction and heart valve problems to name just two.  It is vital to have the mouth evaluated as pets age, especially if this has not been done in the past.

[doctor name = “Joseph DeSanto”]

Fort Lee – Oradell Veterinary Group: National Pet Dental Month

Posted by d2030476 on February 17, 2011  /   Posted in Featured Articles

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Some studies claim that only 1 in 10 pet owners properly look after their pets’ teeth, leading to an even more startling statistic: 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have periodontal disease by the age of 3. In hopes of educating Fort Lee pet owners on the importance of proper dental care, Patch interviewed Dr. Donna Bucciarelli, DVM, and Fort-Lee Oradell veterinary hospital’s resident dental care expert.

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