Dr Banyard treats many cats with painful mouths. Often owners do not realize their pet has a painful mouth until he or she stops eating or the breath is really bad. Look inside your pet's mouth but be careful - it may be painful or surprise your pet so please avoid being bitten.
Cats are affected by periodontal disease by 3 years of age. This can lead to loose teeth and even tooth resorption.
Feline osteclastic resorptive lesions (FORL)or tooth resorption is common in cats today. It is not fully understood what causes these lesions and there is much interest and study of these conditions. There are two types of FORLs. X-rays are needed to tell the difference and the treatmentsare determined by findings on the x-rays. These are very painful lesions.
Cats also occasionally have another painful disease called feline chronic gingivostomatitis ( FCGS). In this condition the lining of the mouth, especially at the back of the mouth is very inflamed and painful. These animals need to see the veterinarian. This is a difficult condition to treat and may require your pet to see a specialist.
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In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.
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This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.
This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.
Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.
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This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube, 'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.
24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:
1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley
Hours: Open 24/7
#306-6325 204th Street,
Langley, B.C. Canada V2Y 3B3
2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours
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