If you ever had a toothache, you know how miserable the pain can make you feel. Dogs and cats have the same pain when they have a terrible toothache. Often, we do not know that our furry best friend is trying to deal with painful dental issues. Yearly teeth cleaning and gum checkups are essential for continued good health in your dog and cat. Dental cleaning is such a small thing to do for your pet to keep them healthy. Read on to find out what methods are used for excellent dental care in St. Johns, FL.
Your vet doctors at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming administer light anesthesia to prepare for the dental exam and cleaning and eliminate anxiety in your pet. Dogs and cats develop plaque and tartar build-up on teeth and under the gum line that needs cleaning. This cleaning helps to prevent further infections and gum disease.
Like you, if your dog or cat does not get regular teeth cleaning, it can develop secondary infections that can affect specific vital organs and enter the blood system. You must help avoid this from happening with regular dental cleanings. At this time, the doctor examines the oral cavity to make sure there are no infections, signs of cancer, loose or broken teeth, or gum infections. If the dog or cat has rotten or loose teeth, the doctor would recommend extraction.
If a dental checkup makes you nervous, we are happy to demonstrate the gentleness of a dental exam process to help put your mind at ease. One tool we utilize is called an ultrasonic scaler. This tool gently removes the plaque and tartar quickly and efficiently. We urge you to get your dog and cat in the habit of accepting at-home brushing and teeth cleaning techniques, and we can show you how this is done. There are other options available to help your pet keep healthy teeth and gums, such as,
- Dental diets
- Water additives
- Chew treats that help to remove tartar and plaque
- At-home brushing
- Regular dental exams by the veterinarian
A Call to Action for Excellent Pet Dental Care
If you live in the St. Johns area, you have a team of leading veterinarians and staff devoted to preventive care for animals at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming Clinic. We have three fantastic teams of veterinarians leading the way in preventive animal care. The doctors are skilled, seasoned, experienced, and have a passion for helping animals live a quality life as healthy as they can for as long as possible. Preventive care has much to do with the longevity of a pet.
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming is an award-winning pet hospital where your pet is number one. This spic and span clinic has state-of-the-art tools., equipment, and the latest technologies and diagnostic tools. In addition, the doctors employ an amazingly skilled and knowledgeable team to help service your pet’s needs. Call us today for an appointment. We cannot wait to meet you and your beloved pet.
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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!