This month the Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery celebrates Pet Dental Health Month. Did you know that by age 3, most dogs and cats suffer from periodontal disease? Perhaps youâ€™ve had a kiss from your furry best friend only to think, â€œYuck! Doggie breath!â€ We can only imagine what our breath would smell like if we didnâ€™t brush regularly! Fortunately for our furry family members, with proper care, periodontal disease can be preventable and even in early stages reversible. Not sure if your dog or cat has periodontal disease? Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to find out and have a custom treatment plan created that includes ideas on what to do at home! This month every patient will go home with a complimentary goodie bag with samples to try.
What New Year's resolution do you think your dog and cat would make?
Just in case they didn't make one, here is an idea - daily tooth brushing! Here are some tips to get you started:
- Make brushing a positive experience with lots of treats and praise.
- Use a toothpaste made for especially for pets. Chicken flavor is tasty!
- Start slowly. Begin with getting your pet used to having his or her mouth and lips being touched.
- Once comfortable, introduce the toothbrush with toothpaste.
- Start with brushing the top teeth and add the bottom teeth in when your pet becomes more comfortable.
- Brush the teeth once to twice daily.
- Make sure to bring your dog and cat to see their favorite Veterinary Dentist at HVDOS every year for a dental checkup!
A BIG Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Queck for passing the exam for the American Veterinary Dental College. In addition to being a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, Dr. Queck is now a Board Certified Dental Specialist.
Once a year the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) offers a rigorous examination to test the skills of qualified applicants. Very few pass this examination to receive Diplomate status. Dr. Queck now joins a small group of Veterinary Dentists who have successfully completed this process, becoming one of the two Veterinary Dental Specialists practicing in the Charlotte, NC and Mt. Pleasant, SC areas. She is excited to use these credentials to continue providing the best advanced dental care for cats and dogs and share her experience with veterinarians in the Carolinas.
We are excited to announce the opening of a satellite location in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Located at 1769 N. HWY 17 Unit B, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29463, The Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery will offer referral dentistry services for veterinarians in South Carolina. Call 843-268-4028 or our main office number, 704-817-9896, for more information or to refer a case!
Congratulations to Dr. Kristin Scott, DVM, DAVDC on her recently published article in the Journal Of Veterinary Dentistry! “Odontogenic Fibromyxoma in a Cat: First Confirmed Case in This Species” is available in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 34(1).
The Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery is pleased to announce the addition of Cone Beam CT to the dental diagnostic tools available at our facility in Matthews, NC. The Cone Beam CT will help our dentists diagnose and treat jaw fractures, oral masses, root canaled teeth, and more. With the advanced imaging that the Cone Beam CT provides, we can continue to offer the best dental care to our furry patients.The Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery is pleased to announce the addition of Cone Beam CT to the dental diagnostic tools available at our facility in Matthews, NC. The Cone Beam CT will help our dentists diagnose and treat jaw fractures, oral masses, root canaled teeth, and more. With the advanced imaging that the Cone Beam CT provides, we can continue to offer the best dental care to our furry patients.