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Dog and Cat Teeth: The Basics

Teeth are an important part of our pet’s anatomy. They are used every day to chew food and play with toys. Teeth are subjected to a lot of wear and tear over your pet’s lifetime. Healthy teeth are essential for a good quality of life.

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Products and Techniques That Help Maintain Your Pet’s Dental Health

As you may know brushing your pet’s teeth can help prevent periodontal disease (dental disease). What you may not be aware of is that there are many products available to be purchased that can help.

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How to clean dog teeth without brushing?

Brushing your pet’s teeth is a challenge. And while it’s the most effective form of dental disease prevention, it isn’t always a viable option. Either our lives get busy and our pet’s teeth are forgotten, or the pet is impossible with having its mouth handled, no matter how much you’ve worked up to it. That’s […]

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Why Is Dental Care Important For My Dog Or Cat?

Dental disease is one of the most common problems that I see in practice. Dogs and cats build up plaque on their teeth throughout the day just like people do. If this plaque is not removed with brushing, the plaque calcifies into tartar and forms the hard buildup that you can see on your pet’s […]

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Dental Health Care For Your Pet

As a veterinarian, I find some form of dental disease in almost every dog or cat that I examine regardless of age or breed.  Approximately 80% of dogs and cats over 3 years old have some periodontal inflammation. Why are teeth so important? If you have ever had a toothache you probably already realize how […]

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August is Food Awareness Month

During August and September, we are focusing on pet nutrition.

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Last updated: August 11, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital