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Pet Gum Disease

Periodontal disease starts out as a bacterial film called plaque. The bacteria attaches to the teeth. When the bacteria die they can be calcified by calcium in saliva. This forms a hard, rough substance called tartar or calculus, which allows more plaque to accumulate. Initially, plaque is soft and brushing or chewing hard food and toys can dislodge it. If left to spread, plaque can lead to gingivitis, an inflammation of the pet's gums, causing them to become red and swollen and to bleed easily.
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Causes of pet dental problems

The AVMA shared the below causes of pet dental problems

Although cavities are less common in pets than in people, they can have many of the same dental problems that people can develop:

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Anti-Aging for Pets?

By Kent Julius, DVM

We all want to want to live a very long life and feel like we did when we were 25.  We also expect this for our furry family members.   Is it possible?  Yes! 

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Pet Food Recall

Pet food maker Blue Buffalo has agreed to pay $32 million to settle a group of class action lawsuits filed on behalf of consumers who said the company's products made their pets ill. It's thought to be the largest pet food class action settlement ever.

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$30 Off Pet Dental During February

During February, all dental procedures are $30 off!

Pet dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

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Cat Allergies

What Causes Cat Allergies?

About 10% of the U.S. population has pet allergies and cats are among the most common culprits. Cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies. But contrary to what you might think, it's not the fur or hair that's the real problem. People with cat allergies are really allergic to proteins in the cat's saliva, urine, and dander (dried flakes of skin).

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Dog Diabetes

Diabetes, a common condition for humans, is also relatively common in domestic animals like dogs. Type I diabetes is the more severe form of the disease, as it is dependent on daily insulin injections for maintaining blood sugar balance (insulin dependent diabetes mellitus – IDDM).

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