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February 2018

Hazel-Happy Growing Girl!

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Hazel had a very big day!  She came in for her Ovariohysterectomy, also known as a Spay surgery, and to have some pesky deciduous teeth, or baby teeth, removed because they had not fallen out on their own and her adult teeth had already grown in.  Both of these procedures were very important for Hazel’s health.  Hazel’s spay surgery not only prevents unwanted pregnancies but it also helps her to live a longer and healthier life by preventing uterine infections, breast tumors, and other malignant problems.  It was also important for Hazel’s baby teeth to be removed because they prevent the adult teeth from growing into the proper location, it causes crowding in the mouth which can lead to food or debris becoming trapped between the teeth, and in some cases it can even interfere with the normal growth and development of the jaw bones.  Fortunately for Hazel we were able to take care of everything for her!



After her big day, Hazel got to go home with her family where she will continue to take it easy for the next week while she recovers. We are happy we were able to help Hazel and are looking forward to seeing her continue to grow!

Bella-Happy Mouth Happy Life!

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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.  Plaque and tartar tend to build up more quickly in smaller breed dogs and they are also prone to tooth decay and gum disease.   Routine dental care will help with all of these issues, which in turn will give your pet a more healthy life.

Bella, a very petite Chihuahua, presented for a dental procedure.  As you can see in her before photo she had severe calculus built up on some of her teeth, while her other teeth only had a moderate build up.

Dr. Cretacci and her technician, Rhonda, performed her dental procedure where they used an ultrasonic and hand scaling tool to remove the dental plaque and tartar.  Once the teeth were clean, it was determined that four of her teeth were mobile as a result of periodontal disease.  These four teeth needed to be removed to prevent further periodontal disease and infection.   Bella’s teeth were then polished and a fluoride treatment was applied.

Now, as you can see, Bella’s teeth look great!  Bella was sent home with Oravet chews to continue her dental care at home.  These Oravet chews create a barrier to help protect against plaque, calculus, and bad breath.  Sweet little Bella happily went home at the end of the day with a fresh and clean mouth thanks to her dental procedure.