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5 Reasons Your Dog’s Breath Smells and How to Fix It

5 Reasons Your Dog’s Breath Smells and How to Fix It

Does your pooch’s breath make you say “pee-ew”? If so, you’re not alone. Dog owners all over the world suffer from the effects of their four-legged friend’s foul smell. In fact, dog bad breath is so common that many pet owners believe that’s just how things are supposed to be.

Dog owners, let us tell you: That is NOT how it’s supposed to be. Bad breath is not only unnatural, but it could indicate a serious health concern that’s gone undetected.

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Some Breeds Handle Anesthesia Better than Others

Some Breeds Handle Anesthesia Better than Others

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  • Genetic differences among breeds and anatomical variations can increase the risk of anesthesia for certain dogs and even cats.
  • Brachycephalic pets – those with “pushed in” faces – are at high risk for airway obstruction, which makes anesthetization a special challenge.
  • Other breeds tend to be hypersensitive to sedating drugs, which makes the risk of over-sedation higher than usual.
  • If you have a pet at higher than normal risk for anesthesia complications – including a brachy, a sighthound, one of the herding breeds, a tiny dog, a giant breed, a Doberman Pinscher or a boxer bred in the UK – you’ll want to inform yourself about your pet’s special needs.
  • Sedation and anesthesia can be done safely and successfully with any breed of dog or cat, providing all necessary pre-work is accomplished and the patient is carefully monitored from premedication through extubation.
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Stages of Periodontal Disease

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Prevention of dental diseases in animals is one of the most important tasks of veterinary. The prevention of diseases of teeth and soft tissues of the oral cavity, is the prevention of general animal diseases, the occurrence of which is often associated with the presence of focal infection in the oral cavity. Especially the focal infection is a generation of multiple destructions of teeth, an inflammation of a mucous membrane of gums, etc.


Hygienist treatment is an active system of therapeutic and preventive veterinary dental care for animals, which allows cure not only the disease of the oral cavity but also prevent possible complications to other organs and body systems.
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Why teeth care is important?

Why teeth care is important

Dental disease is more than just a cosmetic issue — when your canine companion or feline friend has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of severe oral disease that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating effects on your pet’s quality of life. Neglecting your pet’s teeth and gums can cause chronic pain issues that may even be at the center of some behavioral problems.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats to have some oral disease by the age of 3.

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