Banfield Pet Hospital – Prevent Dental Disease In Dogs and Cats


[Music]>>NARRATOR: Periodontal Disease>>DR. WEBB: Hi, I’m Dr. Webb, a veterinarian
at Banfield Pet Hospital. As your partner in pet care, it’s our goal
to help you keep your pet healthy and happy. Today we’re going to share some information
with you about periodontal disease.>>NARRATOR: If your pet is showing signs of
dental disease, such as: Bad breath Decreased appetite Pain when chewing or chewing only on one side
of the mouth Weight loss Yellow teeth Red or swollen gums Missing, cracked or broken teeth Nasal discharge Tearing or swelling below one eye it’s important to make an appointment for
an oral exam. During your pet’s exam, your Banfield veterinarian
will take a close look at the teeth and gums to determine if your pet has dental disease
and if so, the severity of the disease. They will then create a treatment plan to
help address the issue. To help prevent dental disease from developing,
early prevention and detection is key. Brushing your pet’s teeth at home using pet
toothpaste and providing dental chews in addition to twice yearly oral exams by
your Banfield veterinarian, will help maintain the health of your pet’s
teeth. Your Banfield veterinarian can also recommend
a special dental diet, dental chew or water additive to discourage tartar buildup. And just like us, annual professional dental
cleanings as prescribed will help keep your pet’s teeth and gums in top shape. Most pets with severe dental disease will
need specialized treatment, including a professional dental cleaning and possibly additional therapy. Professional dental cleanings are performed
on pets under carefully monitored general anesthesia. Your pet will receive a through professional
dental care procedure, which includes scaling above and below the gum line, ultrasonic cleaning, polishing and an oral rinse. The doctor may also recommend additional therapy
to diagnose or treat disease, including x-rays, tooth removal, pain medication, specialized antibiotic gels for the gums,
or oral surgery. Thanks for listening. Remember, you know your
pet best. And we know how to help you keep them healthy. For more information on this and other health
care topics visit Banfield.com [Music]

Comments 2

  • RIP OFFS!!!!  WHAT RIP OFFS DO NOT JOIN THEIR "WELLNESS PROGSRAM"

    THEY RIP YOU OFF EVERY MONTH FOR FEES THAT ARE NOT YOURS!!!

    BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL IS THE WORST  DO NOT GO HERE!!!
    DO NOT GO HERE!!!!  THE WORST  EVER!!!

  • A good video, but putting a dog to sleep to clean their teeth is one of those long stretches. Could understand if some type of problem exists where its more like a medical procedure, that is more than just a teeth cleaning; however at Banfield, regardless the animal is always put to sleep. Expensive, and not a good idea for the dog, who wakes, and takes a day or two to get their senses back about them. Better to clean the animals teeth yourself, or allow a Master groomer to do it twice a year while the dog is awake. Much better for your pocket and the dogs health. Hoping Banfield might relook at this and provide a teeth cleaning without putting your animal under. My thoughts

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