Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Gum disease in the old dog

 Gum disease in the old dog




CASE 1. 14-year-old poodle. Painful mouth












CASE 2. 14-year-old miniature bull terrier. Seizures due to painful mouth. 











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Plaque = soft film made of saliva, mucus, bacteria and food.

Tartar = Hard substance made of calcium and phosphorus. Attracts more plaque. Lead to gum diseases, gingivitis and halitosis. If not checked, will lead to painful periodontal disease. 

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Cats
1.  Need dental scaling at 3 -4 years of age.
2.   Tooth brush for dogs

2.  Feline dental treats. Mechanically scrape the deposits from the teeth or chemically (anti-calcium in the saliva) prevent calcium and the resulting tartar from developing on the tooth. 

Try different products and see which the cat likes and spend the longest time chewing.

3. Dental water additives. Dental rinses squirt direct onto the tooth. Beneficial enzymes that reduce odour-causing microbes and deter plaque formation.

4.  Food additives that support dental care. They are seasweed-based products that go into the blood stream to the cat's saliva to prevent plaque formation and soften existing tartar. 

Reference
Cat Fancy 2008  

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Dentistry
Annual dental exams and cleanings are recommended to protect your pet from health problems and maintain a healthy and non smelly mouth. 

Digital dental X-Ray
 are one of the most important diagnostic tools  to a veterinary dentist.

Canine dental care
Advanced and preventative dental care for your dog.


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Canine

Canine Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is the infection of the tooth attachment apparatus (periodontal ligament and jaw bone), caused by bacteria.

 

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Canine Development Problems

When the primary teeth do not fall out on time, there is not enough space for the permanent teeth to move into the correct spot as seen here. The permanent canine teeth are positioned too far in the mouth and closing the mouth can be very painful.

 

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Canine Trauma

Dogs break their teeth most commonly from chewing on antlers, bone, hard nylon products, ice cubes, and hard plastic toys.

 

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Canine Orthodontics

Although our pets do not wear the same kind of braces like us, "doggie braces" can often correct a malposition tooth, making the mouth comfortable and functional.

 

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Canine Oral Swellings

Swellings in the mouth can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. After determining the cause of the swelling, treatments including surgery, medication and radiation can be considered.

 

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Feline

Feline Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is the infection of the tooth attachment apparatus (periodontal ligament and jaw bone), caused by bacteria.

 

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Feline Development Problems

When two teeth share the same space, the main permanent tooth is at risk. Food and debris can get caught between the teeth, making oral hygiene difficult. The teeth are at greater risk for developing periodontal disease.

 

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Feline Tooth Resorption

Half of the cats older than three years will have at least one tooth resorption which when extended to the oral cavity is painful. Treatment is to remove the tooth and root.

 

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Feline Broken Teeth

When a tooth is broken, its nerve and blood vessels are exposed and become infected.

 

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Feline Orthodontics

The lower canine is maligned, bumping into the cat's upper gums every time she closes her mouth. Moving this tooth toward the side of the mouth will allow the cat to close her mouth comfortably and the tooth will regain its function.

 

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Feline Trauma

Broken jaws are commonly seen in cats that are involved in automobile accidents.

 

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Feline Oral Swellings

Swellings in the mouth can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. After determining the kind of cancer, treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can be considered.

 

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Services

General Wellness

PAW Plans

PAW Plans provide your pet with preventive care to ensure a safe and happy life. 

 

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Diet & Nutrition

Proper diet and nutrition can help your pet fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of your pet.

 

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Parasite Control (Fleas, Ticks & Heartworms)

Parasites such as fleas and ticks can be very damaging to your pet’s health. Preventive measures should be taken year-round to inhibit potential outbreaks.

 

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Wellness & Preventive Care

Annual wellness exams evaluate your pets overall health, detect problems before they become serious, and keep them on track to live a long, healthy life.

 

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Vaccinations

Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.

 

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Microchipping

Microchip identification is the most reliable way to reunite lost pets with their owners.

 

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Puppy Care

We love puppies! We can't wait to meet the newest addition to your family.

 

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Kitten Care

We love kittens! We can't wait to meet the newest addition to your family.

 

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Senior Pet Care

Wellness care for Senior Dogs and Cats 8 Years or Older

 

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All Pets Dental

Overview

Having good dental care, promotes a long healthy life.

 

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Dentistry

Annual dental exams and cleanings are recommended to protect your pet from many health problems and help them maintain a healthy and clean mouth.

 

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Digital Dental X-Ray

All Pets Dental utilizes digital dental x-rays when examining and treating your dog and cat.  Dental radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools available to a veterinary dentist.

 

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Canine Dental Care

Advanced and Preventative Dental Care for your Dog.

 

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Feline Dental Care

Dog and cat owners can make a big difference in the longevity and quality of life of their pets with daily dental care, an annual dental exam and professional scaling and polishing.

 

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Specialty - Lions, Tigers & Chimps

Lions, and Tigers, and Chimps! Oh my! Great Lengths are taken to ensure Simba and company have healthy mouths and in keeping their teeth.

 

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Holistic & Therapy Services

Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture therapy for your pet is a pain-free way to treat a variety of conditions, primarily those dealing with inflammation and pain.

 

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Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to reduce pain, inflammation, and speed the healing process. Veterinary laser therapy has been scientifically proven to help treat post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.

 

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Chiropractic Therapy

Veterinary chiropractic care (a.k.a. veterinary orthopedic manipulation) is the practice of manipulating the spine in order to treat a disease.

 

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Diagnostic Services

Radiography

We’re equipped to perform routine radiography services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma.

 

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CT Scan

A computed tomography scan, or just CT scan, is a highly useful tool when taking a closer look at your pet’s organs, muscles, bones, or other internal body part.

 

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Diagnostic Ultrasounds

An ultrasound is a highly useful tool when evaluating heart conditions, internal organs, cysts and tumors, and diagnosing pregnancy.

 

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Bronchoscopy

A bronchoscopy is a useful tool when evaluating a patient with a respiratory problem that cannot otherwise be diagnosed or as a treatment to remove foreign bodies.

 

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Endoscopy

An endoscopy is a highly useful medical imaging tool used to examine your pet without actually examining an internal organ or obtaining a biopsy.

 

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EKG

We use electrocardiography to measure and evaluate the electrical activity of the heart to diagnose potential heart conditions your pet may suffer from.

 

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Laboratory Services

Diagnostic testing can identify problems your pet may be experiencing so that proper treatment can begin before a condition worsens.

 

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Allergies

Allergies can make life uncomfortable for your pet. Protect them from irritation with proper testing and treatment to relieve any symptoms.

 

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Surgery Services

Spay & Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimize behavior problems, and help control the population of unwanted dogs and cats.

 

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Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform soft tissue surgery for a number of medical reasons. This common surgery can be used for most anything non-joint or bone related.

 

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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery can help pets who suffer from joint problems, torn ligaments, broken bones, and even help correct congenital problems.

 

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Special Health Services

Cardiology

Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart as well as part of the circulatory system.

 

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Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.

 

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Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system and its functions. If your pet is suffering from any number of endocrine diseases or disorders, we can help them on their road to recovery.

 

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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on disorders of your pet’s stomach and intestines.

 

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Neurology

Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with treating disorders of the nervous system.

 

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Oncology

We know it can be difficult to discover that your pet has cancer. We’re here to help you every step of the way from diagnosis to treatment.

 

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Ophthalmology

We can diagnose and treat a number of eye conditions your pet may be suffering from including glaucoma, cataracts, retinal diseases, and more.

 

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Urology

Urinary diseases are some of the most common and severe disorders in pets. We can diagnose and treat many of these urological conditions.

 

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Labor & Delivery

If your pet is pregnant or you are planning for pregnancy, consult with our doctors to have the right delivery plan.

 

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