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Allwest Animal Hospital

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108-2526 Yale Court
Abbotsford, BC V2S 8G9
Phone: 604-870-9333
Fax: 604-870-9334

Office Hours

Day
Monday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM3:00 PM
SundayClosed
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The importance of Dentistry

Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases in cats and dogs.Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease simply means that the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place are being destroyed by oral bacteria.  This preventable disease is the number one diagnosed disease in our pets, yet many animals suffer needlessly.  Periodontal disease begins with gingivitis, or inflammation of the gum tissue, which is caused by plaque.  Plaque is a mixture of saliva, bacteria, glycoproteins and sugars that adhere to the tooth surface.  Within minutes after a cleaning, a thin layer of plaque has adhered to the teeth.  Eventually this hardens to become calculus or tartar.  Calculus by itself is nonpathogenic - it does not cause disease.  However, it does create a rough surface for more plaque to adhere to, and pushes the gums away from the teeth, which increases surface area for more plaque to adhere.  Eventually, the supporting structures of the tooth (bone, tissue, periodontal ligament) are destroyed and the tooth becomes mobile and will either fall out on its own or need to be extracted.  Signs of periodontal disease are bad breath (halitosis), reluctancy to eat, chewing on one side of the mouth, dropping food, pawing at the face or rubbing the face on the floor, drooling, becoming head shy, and painful mouth/face.


Friday is our dental care day,call us for more information

Veterinarians recommend the following care for pets:before_dental.jpg

STEP 1:  Bring your pet in for a dental exam.  Don't wait for his annual checkup if you suspect a problem.

STEP 2:  Begin a dental care regimen at home.  Brushing your pet's teeth daily is very important.  We also recommend using a specially formulated dental rinse, and dental chews and food.  Please ask us if you need instructions on brushing your pet's teeth, or if you have any other questions. 

STEP 3:  Schedule your pets for an annual teeth cleaning with x-rays.  This is also very important and ensures we are catching any after_dental.jpgdisease early enough to treat. If it is determined that a dental procedure is appropriate for your pet, we will arrange a time for them to spend the day with us.  Dental procedures in cats and dogs do require a general anesthetic,as a complete dental assessment and cleaning is impossible otherwise, understandably so!!

Periodontal disease and oral bacteria can easily affect other organ systems including the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and brain. 


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Day
Monday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM3:00 PM
SundayClosed

Meet The Team "The Allwest Animal Hospital team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us" Read More

108-2526 Yale Court
Abbotsford, BC V2S 8G9
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