2017 Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) will host its annual public service event providing free eye exams for service animals in May 2017. Drs….Read More
Advancing the Standards of Veterinary Care
This service is available at:
Bulger Veterinary Hospital
Practicing good dental hygiene is important to your pet’s overall health. Tartar and plaque build-up on your pet’s teeth can cause both minor and serious health problems. Aside from bad breath, your pet may develop gum recession, cavities, periodontitis, and loose teeth.
Research data has shown a clear link between dental disease and many common health problems, such as heart, liver, lung, and kidney disease. During a physical examination, our experienced veterinary team can recommend a dental program suited to your pet’s needs.
If you would like to learn more about how we provide high-quality dental care, please call the team at Bulger Veterinary Hospital in North Andover at 978.682.9905 or fill out our short online contact form.
Ensuring proper dental care calls for a joint effort between the pet owner and the veterinarian. In addition to regular deep cleanings at the veterinary hospital, dogs and cats should also have a regular tooth brushing daily, or at least twice a week.
Preventative dental cleanings, under anesthesia, are recommended at regular intervals to preserve oral health. Just like human teeth, pet teeth accumulate plaque and tartar. Without providing appropriate veterinary dental care for your pets, periodontal disease develops, leading to severe gingivitis and ultimately tooth loss; this preventable condition affects over 80% of pets over the age of two.
A prophylactic cleaning involves:
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
When left untreated, periodontal disease progresses to a point where more advanced therapies are required. Our doctors are trained and equipped for the following procedures:
If you think your pet may be in need of a dental cleaning or treatment, contact Bulger Veterinary Hospital in North Andover today. We’ll ensure your pet receives the dental care they need!