Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

PerioPowder: sprinkle onto pet's food;
assists with polishing teeth
For humans, preventive dental care is relatively easy - you brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis and see your dentist one-two times per year for a cleaning (or prophylaxis) and x-rays.  For our furry friends (dogs, cats and rabbits) preventive dental care is quite a challenge as they do not have the ability to brush and floss themselves, let alone get to the vet on their own for a cleaning. Along with recommending you brush your pet's teeth regularly (see our Dental Recommendations handout), LAH utilizes these supplements from Vetri-Science to assist in preventive dental care. 
PerioPlus Chews: chicken-liver flavored;
crunchy on the outside to polish teeth,
chewy inside neutralizes odors.
PerioPlus Dental Chews and Perio Support Powder are natural supplements designed to support your pet's periodontal health which leads to improved overall health. Both supplements contain: zeolites- unique minerals that prevent plaque from forming and sticking to teeth; antioxidants to support gum tissue and reduce undesirable bacteria; taurine and zinc, which also support gum tissue; friendly bacteria lactobacillus acidophilus and enterococcus faecium, which assist in restoring bacterial balance inside the mouth.

February is National Dental Month. Call 503-285-2337 or email to schedule an exam and receive 10% off your pet's dental procedure in February!

Behr's teeth look seemingly healthy to the naked eye
 but x-rays show marked bone-loss and decay which can cause pain infection.

At Lombard Animal Hospital, in Portland, Oregon we strive to increase the quality of life for pets and their people through education, nutrition and wellness!
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