Our four-legged companions require dental care in the same way we do, that’s why we provide comprehensive in-house dental services from counseling to cleaning and complex dental surgeries. Your pet should have a dental cleaning at least once annually- sometimes more frequently when the need arises to control halitosis (“doggy breath”), gingivitis and tooth decay. This procedure provides the same professional cleaning, scaling and polishing that we would have done at our dentist’s office to reduce our risk of oral disease. Just ask your Care Animal Hospital of Redding doctor or team member for more information.
PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE :
We want to be proactive in keeping your senior pet healthy for as long as possible. Since pets cannot tell us when something is wrong, many problems go undetected in the early stages because the changes are so subtle no outward physical signs are visible. The natural resistance to disease is significantly reduced in the older pet. It is very important that all vaccinations, internal parasite exams, and comprehensive physical exams be done as recommended. AAHA recommends that healthy senior dogs and cats visit the veterinarian every six months for a complete exam and laboratory testing. Mouth infections and periodontal disease are quite common in the older pet. Regular dental exams and cleanings when needed help to maintain strong, healthy teeth and prevent mouth infections from spreading to the kidney and heart.
Emergency Services: We urge you to bring your pet in immediately if you think that you may have an emergency during office hours.