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Veterinary Frequently Asked Questions
How should I care for my pets' teeth?
The best way to properly care for your pet’s oral hygiene is to brush their teeth daily. Just like us, our pets develop plaque on their teeth which, if not removed, can lead to oral health problems. There are bones and special treats that can help promote oral health, but the best way to clean your pet’s teeth is by brushing them. It may take some time for your dog or cat to get used to the idea of having their teeth brushed, but they can be eased into it. You can start by letting them taste the toothpaste from your finger. There are special veterinary toothpastes made in flavors like chicken that appeal to animals. Once they get used to the toothpaste you can begin by brushing 1-2 teeth to introduce them to the sensation. After a few cleanings your pet will probably start to enjoy the brushing and will be happy to let you do it. Along with the special toothpaste a special toothbrush should be used with soft bristles and a long handle so you can reach the teeth in the back of your pet’s mouth.
What are some dental problems in pets?
What causes my pet's bad breath?
How can I help my pet lose weight?
How do I know if my pet is in pain?
My new kitten hasn't used the litter box yet, should I be worried?
We are going away on vacation and the kennel requires that our dog has a kennel cough vaccine. What is that?
When should my pet be spayed or neutered?
Most dogs should be spayed 8–12 months of age, depending on breed. Cats should be spayed/ neutered generally at 7 months of age. Feel free to inquire more about this with our doctors.