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Did you know that your pet's dental health plays a huge role in its overall well-being? At Glen Park Animal Hospital, our Gary veterinarian team provides comprehensive pet dental exams and cleanings for dogs and cats of all breeds. We encourage all pet owners from Gary, Merrillville, Hammond, and surrounding Indiana communities to schedule an annual pet dental exam with our experienced vet staff--keep reading to learn why!
You've been told your whole life just how important it is to take care of your teeth and gum health. Well, as it turns out, dental health is just as important for your pets, too!
First, our vet staff will put your pet under general anesthesia. This is to ensure your animal stays still and is comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure; it also gives our Gary vet team better access to all the areas within your pet's mouth, allowing us to more thoroughly inspect your pet's gums, teeth, tongue, and jaw.
During the exam, we'll use specialized pet dental tools to assess the health of all the internal structures within your animal's oral cavity. We'll also clean the teeth, removing bacteria-loving tartar and plaque.
Finally, we'll follow up with you after the session to discuss with you the results of our exam. If early warning signs of a dental problem have been detected (they often are--even without obvious symptoms!), we'll discuss specific treatment options to address the issue. We'll also give you tips on how to care for your dog or cat in the hours and days following the appointment to ensure there are no complications from the anesthesia.
In addition to scheduling an annual pet dental exam and cleaning, here are 3 things you can do to ensure your pet's dental health stays in tip top shape:
Have your pet's teeth and gums been professionally examined and cleaned recently? If not, give us a call, now's the perfect time to go ahead and schedule a pet dental exam with our Gary veterinarian team. To arrange an appointment or to learn about our other veterinary services, then call Glen Park Animal Hospital now at 219-980-4944. We look forward to working with you and your beloved animal!
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I have been bringing all of my dogs to Glen Park Animal Hospital for the past 20 years and have found their service to be excellent! I am a nurse and have found that the care, competency and compassion that the entire staff gives to the animals is as good as (and in some instances even better than) the "human doctors/hospitals"!! Dr. Larson explains everything and does good follow-up with my "fur-babies". You can tell that the entire staff loves their job!
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