Clean Teeth & Healthy Gums Lead to a Longer Life for Your Dogs & Cats
The most common disease in dogs and cats is periodontal disease. The veterinarians at Center City Veterinary Hospital are serious about preventing periodontal disease, and stress the extraordinary benefits of pet dental care.
We help alleviate the fear and misconceptions associated with this disease by keeping pet owners fully informed of available options. Our passion for intense personal support is unparalleled.
Why Dental Care Is Important for Your Pets
Dental disease appears in roughly 80% of all dogs and cats before they reach their third birthday. This is significant, because disease in the mouth offers a direct route to the major organs and can damage the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.
Plaque buildup on your pet’s teeth can occur in a relatively short span of time, causing foul breath, discolored teeth, and painful, infected gums. These are the early symptoms of periodontal disease. Untreated, periodontal disease causes pain and suffering in your pets, and results in a distinctly shorter lifespan. The simplest and most cost effective approach to addressing periodontal disease is prevention.
Dental Assessment & Services
Dental assessment, as part of the annual wellness exam, allows us to identify developing issues. From the assessment, we create a plan to address any need for teeth cleaning or other dental services.
Teeth cleaning and other dental procedures are performed while your pet is under anesthesia. For the ultimate in safety and comfort, pet dental care enjoys the same strict protocols we apply to any surgical procedure. Our veterinarians employ advanced infection control and pain management practices for a healthy and comfortable patient experience.
Center City Veterinary Hospital believes that oral health care can prevent costly and hazardous health issues in cats and dogs! In order to help you help your pet, we are offering 25% off any second dental procedure within two years after your initial dental procedure at our hospital.
Dr. Cohen has a special interest in preventing and treating dental disease in your companion animals. “Frequently,” he says, “pets will suffer from dental disease in silence. We can recognize and treat dental disease before it affects your pet’s health and quality of life.”
Home Dental Care
To maintain healthy teeth and gums between visits, we recommend home dental care as part of your regular grooming routine. In addition to the health benefits of home dental care, this close interaction between you and your pet develops trust and enhances the human-animal bond.
Regular teeth brushing, proper diet, and appropriate chew products will extend the period between needed cleanings and, ultimately, prolong the life of your pets.
Education & Support Online
Check out our helpful handouts:
The Feline Health Center at Cornell offers this video, how to brush your cat’s teeth.
Visit the ASPCA for this step-by-step guide on brushing your dog’s teeth.
The American Veterinary Dental College provides great information for pet owners to learn more about how to treat and prevent dental disease in small animal pets.
“I still continue to come here after moving away from Old City—to the suburbs—to NYC—to even Pittsburgh... My dog's oral hygiene can be better, but Dr. Cohen did not pressure me for cleaning/radiographs for his mouth even though I thought he needed it. My dog has been through surgeries and even dog bites, and CCVH has provided the best care.”