Dentistry

Get a dental screening in Anchorage

Dentistry for your pets
Bring your pet in to Chester Valley Veterinary Hospital for a dental screening today. Dental disease is preventable and treatable! Regular brushing at home and professional cleaning can help stop the buildup of bacteria and plaque. You can prolong life and increase the happiness of your pet! Your pet’s teeth are important. Make an appointment for an evaluation today at our office in Anchorage.

The risks

As many as 70-80% of dogs and cats develop dental disease by the age of three. Dental disease is caused by bacteria and plaque build-up on teeth and gums. This bacteria causes bad breath, pain, and gingivitis. Those same bacteria also travel through your pet’s bloodstream to the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.

The best defense is a good offense! Every year that goes by for your pet is similar to us going to the dentist every 5-10 years. Genetics also play a big part in pet dental disease. If your pet has poor dental genetics, yearly professional cleanings are a minimum.
Dental services in progress  in Anchorage, AK

The symptoms

Dogs and cats do not often reveal obvious signs of pain or illness. Animals tend to hide their symptoms to maintain pack hierarchy and to decrease predator concerns. Pet owners are often surprised when their pets “act like they did years ago,” after they have a professional dental cleaning.

Check your pet’s teeth on a regular basis, making sure to look all the way back to the molars. Are the teeth pearly white with normal pink gums, or are they yellow, green, or brown? Are the gums swollen, red, or bleeding? These are all symptoms of plaque, tartar, gingivitis, or more serious, periodontal disease. If left untreated, these problems can be painful, lead to loss of appetite, excessive drooling, and loose teeth.

Call for a screening! 907-333-6591

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