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The Benefits of Digital Dental X-rays for Pets

9 monthes ago   |   By Rivertown Animal Hospital

When your dog or cat has periodontal disease, much of the damage takes place below the gum line where neither you, nor your veterinarian at Rivertown Animal Hospital can see it. For this reason we use digital dental x-rays to determine your pet's oral health. Digital x-rays are safer for your pet and allow our staff to see the bones, roots and internal anatomy of the teeth. Dental x-rays are taken...
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The Importance of Routine Dental Care for Pets

9 monthes ago   |   By Rivertown Animal Hospital

Pet owners are not deliberately neglectful about oral health. They may not realize the importance of regular dental check-ups and preventative care. Seventy-five percent of all companion animals have mild to severe gum disease by age three. Gum disease can be the start of other serious health concerns. The good news is dental disease is largely preventable by brushing your pet's teeth at home...
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The Stages of Dental Disease in Companion Animals

9 monthes ago   |   By Rivertown Animal Hospital

According to the American Veterinary Dental College, periodontal disease in dogs and cats ranges from healthy normal , to periodontal disease stage 4. Rivertown Animal Hospital encourages all pet parents to learn about these stages. The goal is for your pet to be at healthy normal, which means your pet does not display any significant signs of periodontal disease...
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