Presentation on theme: "Dental Care Hospital Procedures. Is it Important? Dental Care is just as important for pets as it is for humans 2 nd leading reason for deaths in cats."— Presentation transcript:
Dental Care Hospital Procedures
Is it Important? Dental Care is just as important for pets as it is for humans 2 nd leading reason for deaths in cats and dogs.
Disease Both cats and dogs are susceptible to gingivitis and periodontal disease as well as other dental problems
Gingivitis Gingivitis is an inflammation and infection of the sensitive gums surrounding the teeth
Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease is an advanced stage of gingivitis where the gingiva separates from the tooth and decay of the tooth sets in.
Signs of Poor Oral Health Persistent bad breath Difficulty eating Loss of appetite Inflamed or bleeding gums Tartar Excessive pawing at the mouth Loose or missing teeth
Keeping Teeth Clean Veterinary dentistry is very common in today’s veterinary hospitals. Dentistry is most often performed by the technician and is accomplished like human dentistry (except their patients are anesthetized) - Teeth are cleaned - Teeth are polished - Teeth are examined for abnormalities and disease
Home Dental Care 1.Begin by handling your pet’s mouth. Get them to accept a finger being rubbed along the teeth and gums 2.Next, use a small toothbrush or a specially designed finger brush to scrub your pet’s teeth. One the outside of the tooth needs to be brushed.
Home Dental Care 3. There are several types of flavored pet toothpaste that your pet will enjoy. NEVER USE HUMAN TOOTHPASTE! It will make them sick. 4. Brush your pet’s teeth at least twice a week. Develop a routine and make it fun for your pet. They will think they are getting a treat!
Home Dental Care 10. Feeding dry food and rawhide chews will cut down on the amount of tartar buildup.