What many pet-owners don’t realize is that dental disease puts a dog and cat’s overall health at risk. Oral bacteria has the potential to enter the bloodstream, making its way to your pet’s vital bodily systems such as the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. Over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop some stage of dental disease by the age of three, making it the most common condition affecting both dogs and cats. At Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Hell’s Kitchen, it is our goal to not only offer safe and advanced dental services for our patients, but also to educate clients on proper at-home dental care to promote a healthy mouth and an overall healthier pet in between visits.
If you notice the following symptoms, let us know so we can ensure your pet is dental disease-free and safe from the health complications dental disease can cause:
At your pet’s wellness visit, we will check their teeth and gums for signs of dental disease. If we notice anything of concern, we will discuss treatment options and why they are important for your pet’s overall wellbeing. Your pet may need a follow-up exam so we can comprehensively check their entire oral cavity and possibly recommend a professional dental cleaning.
There are three essential elements to proper dental care: dental exams, dental cleanings and at-home dental care. Once we examine your pet’s teeth and gums, we will devise a dental health plan to meet your pet’s individual dental needs. For most pets, a dental exam and cleaning are needed every one to two years to maintain a healthy and pain-free smile. At-home dental care in between visits and cleanings are equally as important, and we will give you educational resources and dental products such as toothbrushes and dental treats and toys to keep your pet’s teeth cleaner at home. We urge you to practice proper dental care at home, so your pet requires less exams and cleanings, therefore saving you money.
Our hospital offers a simple, comprehensive dental care package that includes the visual dental examination, the pre-anesthetic evaluation, anesthesia and monitoring, digital dental x-rays, and the professional dental cleaning at an affordable price. Find out more details about this dental package here.
Conveniently located 2 blocks away from the 42nd street stops on all subway lines (123, ACE, NQR, 7 & the shuttle). Close to Hudson Yards and the Lincoln Tunnel.