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VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital
(412) 440-5389
3610 Library Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Pleasant Hills Pet Hospital
(412) 564-2233
171 Green Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Duncan Manor Animal Hospital
(412) 326-9961
1720 Ferguson Rd
Allison Park, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital
(724) 453-4908
13055 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic
(724) 856-0920
211 E Mcmurray Rd
Mc Murray, PA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Northview Veterinary Specialty Services
(412) 543-8890
223 Siebert Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Northview Animal Hospital
(412) 543-8292
223 Siebert Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Flea Control, Bird Vet, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Fox Chapel Animal Hospital
(412) 543-8413
1152 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh , PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Holiday Park Animal Hospital
(724) 453-4957
1999 Golden Mile Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Myoma Animal Hospital
(724) 453-4906
1230 Mars Evans City Rd
Mars, PA
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Dog Dental Disease: MyPetED Veterinarian on Dog Dental Problems, Care

By Ernest Ward, DVM

Are dog dental problems common?

MyPetED image: Left untreated, dog dental disease spreads deep into the tooth socket, destroying the bone. Ultimately, the tooth loosens and falls out.

  • Dog dental problems are among the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians.
  • Over 68% of all dogs over 3 have some form of periodontal or dental disease.
  • Few pets show obvious signs of dental disease until it becomes a painful condition. It pays to prevent dental problems in the first place.

How do dog dental problems start?

  • It begins with plaque on the teeth, which leads to periodontal disease; a term used to describe inflammation or infection of the tissues surrounding the tooth.
  • If you don’t brush your dog’s teeth , tartar and calculus accumulate on the teeth, causing gum recession around the base of the tooth.
  • Infection soon follows and the gums recede further, exposing sensitive unprotected tooth root surfaces and the bony tooth sockets
  • Left untreated, the infection spreads deep into the tooth socket, destroying the bone. Ultimately, the tooth loosens and falls out.

How does plaque form, and why is it a problem?

  • The mouth is home to thousands of bacteria. As these bacteria multiply on the surfaces of the tooth, they form an invisible layer called plaque. Some of this plaque is removed naturally by the dog's tongue and chewing habits.
  • If allowed to remain on the tooth surface, the plaque thickens and progresses as tartar, which accumulates above and below the gumline and presses on the gums, causing inflammation called gingivitis.
  • As the oral infection progresses, the bacteria can be absorbed into the blood stream and be carried to other organs. "Bad teeth" can cause infections in the heart valves (endocarditis), kidneys and/or liver.

Can tartar be prevented?MyPetED image: Special chews and treats can help prevent detnal disease.

  • Yes, you can prevent tartar build-up through regular home care, particularly tooth brushing with toothpaste designed to be swallowed.
  • Special dog chew toys and treats may help reduce or delay tartar build-up.
  • Some dental diets mechanically assist in removing plaque.

Will feeding dry food remove tartar?

Pet food manufacturers offer dental diets that can help reduce plaque and tartar in your pet. Once tartar has formed, it's necessary to remove it through professional scaling and polishing under general anesthesia.

What is involved with a routine dental cleaning?

  • Anesthesia is used so the pet won't move during the procedure. Therefore, your veterinarian will perform pre-anesthetic blood tests to ensure that kidney and liver function are satisfactory for anesthesia.
  • Sometimes antibiotic treatment is started before the periodontal therapy is performed. Your veterinarian will discuss the specific pre-dental recommendations for your pet.
  • Once your dog is anesthetized, your vet thoroughly examines the mouth, noting tooth alignment and any tartar present. If periodontal disease is severe, it may not be possible to save badly affected teeth, which may need to be extracted.
  • Next,the vet performs tooth scaling to remove all traces of...

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