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Posted on 11-12-2013
Pet dental care keeps your pet happy and healthy. Tooth decay and dental problems can cause serious health complications and extreme pain for pets. Let our Albuquerque veterinarian care for your pet's teeth to protect his health.
Our Albuquerque veterinarian provides full services for cats, dogs and horses, including pet dental care. Your pet cannot tell you when he is in pain from decaying or broken teeth, so you need to take it upon yourself to keep your pet's teeth healthy.
Appropriate care for your pet's dental needs ensures that he will be able to eat properly, without pain. Pets that suffer from dental pain may eat poorly or not at all, and can suffer from a host of health problems as a result of poor nutrition.
Cats, dogs and horses that do not receive proper care for their teeth can develop periodontal disease, an infection that begins in the gums and jaw and can eventually spread to the heart and other major organs. Eventually, it could prove fatal. Fortunately, you can prevent periodontal disease by providing your pet with routine dental care.
Horses can suffer from pain, poor health and performance problems as a result of inadequate dental care. A horse with decaying or diseased teeth and gums will not be able to eat properly, and can experience a significant deterioration of his physical condition due to malnutrition. He may resist being bridled and fail to perform well once bridled, due to the pain in his mouth. To protect your horse's health and keep him performing well, make sure that you take good care of his teeth.
Proper dental care for cats and dogs involves brushing the teeth at home with special pet toothpaste and a specially designed brush. Special foods and treats can be used to protect dental health. Cats, dogs and horses should receive yearly veterinary dental exams. Cats and dogs need yearly teeth cleanings and horses need regular floating.
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We are excited to announce our support of the 'Fix the 505' program. Fix the 505 is a small scale FREE spay/neuter program for low income pet owners. PACA (People's Anti-Cruelty Association) selected a few local veterinarian clinic's, including South Valley Animal Clinic to participate in this necessary program. Please watch the short video above or visit http://paca-aar.org/index.php/donate/sponsor-a-spay for more information!
This program has been restricted to South Valley residents struggling to spay or neuter their pets. In order to get your pets scheduled, please request a PACA Voucher from The Animal Humane Society or from a Bernalillo County Animal Control officer . Please call (505) 255-5523 for more information!
Dr. Heite and the rest of SVAC staff, Thank You! From the bottom of our hearts for your AMAZING care for our dogs. You're an awesome team, and we trust you above anyone else to provide immediate, compassionate, and reliable solutions. We cannot begin to thank you for going above and beyond to help Sissy. We know she has an amazing medical team.