Unlike yourself, who may experience pain and discomfort that indicates a dental problem, your dog can’t always tell you when they have a problem with their teeth or gums. That is why pet parents must be proactive in monitoring their dog’s oral health and wellness. Not only should pet parents be brushing their dog’s teeth and gums to remove plaque and biofilm, but they might also want to schedule routine dental cleanings at the veterinarian’s office. At Bluestar Pet Hospital, we offer in-office dental cleanings for dogs to keep their teeth beautiful and healthy for life!
How bad can a dog’s teeth get?
Without proper maintenance, a dog’s teeth and gums may be at risk of infection and even tooth loss. That is the same as it applies to people. Statistics show that approximately 80% of dogs over three years old are affected by dental disease. The veterinarians at our pet hospital regularly work with dogs and their families to educate them on the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums. That can be done with at-home dental care as well as routine professional cleanings.
Is bad breath a sign of a severe problem?
Some individuals believe that a dog’s breath is not always an indicator of health. They may believe that dogs inherently have bad breath anyway. But this myth continues to spread. With proper care, the bacteria levels in the dog’s mouth can be significantly reduced or even eliminated, which can lead to healthier, better-smelling breath! Our vets and staff will encourage pet parents to help their pet improve their oral health with suitable chew toys and at-home brushing.
Schedule an appointment with Bluestar Pet Hospital today
Even with routine dental cleanings at home with your pet, it may benefit pets to see their veterinarian for professional dental cleanings. These are often more thorough and can protect your dog or cat’s oral health and wellness for many years. If you are in Beachwalk, we encourage you to call one of our two office locations to schedule dental care for your pet. You can reach our St. Johns location at (904) 720-4275, and our Jacksonville location can be reached at (904) 720-4272.
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Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming
At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!