Brushing, flossing, mouth washing, whitening and many more – are just some ways in which humans maintain their dental hygiene. While animals have limited means, their dental hygiene can be taken care of at Fraser Valley. With well-trained vets and veterinary technicians, all your pet’s dental needs – from cleaning to information on the right treats – will be met. To set your pet on a journey to a bright and healthy smile, call us at 604-854-2313.

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What kind of dental problems can dogs and cats face?

Dogs often face dental problems due to the accumulation of dental calculus. It can also be caused due to debris, and food accumulation which can cause gingivitis, gingival recession, bone loss, irritation, pain, and lose teeth leading to surgical removal. Cats are more prone to conditions such as resorptive lesions and stomatitis leading to the teeth and/or gums becoming painful and inflamed. 

How can I take care of my dog’s teeth at home?

The best practice is to brush your dog’s teeth daily. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and toothpaste made for dogs. Dogs can take up to 2 months to get used to it, but it’s one of the best ways to keep dental problems away. Another way to prevent dental problems is to feed treats and food that will help strengthen teeth and gums.

Can I use normal toothpaste to brush my pet’s teeth?

No, you should not use toothpaste made for humans to brush your pet’s teeth. The frothing and certain ingredients can cause severe irritation. There are toothpaste and liquid gum conditioners made specifically for pets. Feel free to consult with your veterinarian to pick the right one for your pet’s needs.

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