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Dental Care at Rutherford Veterinary Hospital
Imagine not brushing your teeth for a couple of weeks, or even a couple of years!!... Well, that is how your pet feels. Dentistry is an important part of health care that can increase your pet's life and even make them more pleasurable to be around. Plaque and tartar build-up on your pet's teeth and under the gum line are continuous processes that lead to bad breath, tooth loss, and even heart, liver, and kidney disease.
This happens when the bacteria in the plaque and tartar enters the bloodstream and deposits into one of the body's major organs causing infection.
At Rutherford Vet Hospital, we offer a complete range of dental care services. Our technicians are thoroughly trained in the proper tooth cleaning technique and a veterinarian always examines your pet’s mouth to determine if any further dental procedures are necessary.
We also recommend regular tooth brushing to prevent tartar build-up and limit the number of dental cleanings your pets will have to receive throughout their lifetime.
We carry a full line of dental products to assist you in keeping your pet's teeth clean. Since human toothpaste is not meant to be swallowed, there are special formulations made just for dogs and cats. Come by and pick up and tube of poultry, or mint flavored toothpaste for your four legged friend today.