Take your pets to the vet - Periodontal Disease
Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:19 AM
Periodontal Disease in Cats
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:39 AM
Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:42 AM
Cody will come out stong - no doubt!
Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:48 AM
Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:00 AM
Daisy goes to the vet at least once a year.. if not more... and luckily they always check her teeth and reccommend cleanings. They actually did her first dental and checked everything out while she was under when she got spayed and have checked regularly since. I feel lucky that they are on top of it because otherwise I never would have known to look out for it.
Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:11 AM
If anyone dont, you should def try too. If I would have taken Bella to the vet, I would have known her white blood count was high (it escaladed from there but blood was the first thing they tested) and I could have found that she was sick sooner, so it's just really important. Cody is going once a year now. he needs to stick around for at least another 10 years! lol
Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:24 AM
And for dog owners who don't think their indoor dog needs heart worm prevention....ever been bitten by a mosquito inside your home? About $8 a month can prevent a treatment course that costs our average client $600....and I am in NH where vet care is significantly less that other parts of the country.
I know I sound a little soap box but with routine physical exams and periodic maintenance procedures you really can get so many more years of love with your pet, and who wouldn't want that!!!
Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:31 AM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:04 PM
My Siamese has horrible gum problems. By his 3rd birthday we had to have 2 teeth pulled. I was so sad for him after the vet told me how painful it can be without treatment. I know how much it hurts me to have a toothache but I can choose my food, he's stuck with the food I give him so it's either eat in pain or not eat.
It's expensive but I'm a firm believer that if you take an animal into your home you take responsibility for their care so two of my kitties now get annual dental treatments. Technically it should be every 6 months but with some special food we've been able to help stretch it to a year. I'd check with your vet about some Dental Diet food, it might help!
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