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Did you know that periodontal disease is considered the most common disease of companion animals?

 

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Severe periodontal disease.

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Feline, left upper canine abscess with draining tract

An estimated 85% of dogs and 75% of cats over 3 years of age display some form of periodontal disease.

 

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is caused by  a bacterial infection that spreads, unseen, beneath the gumline. As the disease progresses, it destroys the bone around the tooth roots leading to mobile, painful teeth.

At Kindness Pet Hospital, we take your companion’s oral health seriously.  Just as poor oral health in humans correlates with systemic illness such as cardiovascular disease and kidney disease, the same is true for your pet.

Dr. Connor has a keen interest in veterinary dentistry. She will examine your companion’s mouth and make recommendations for home care and a thorough dental cleaning under general anesthesia, as indicated.

 

But why general anesthesia?

What is the difference between a dental cleaning, utilizing general anesthesia at my veterinarian’s office and a “non-anesthetic” dental?

 

A veterinary dental cleaning involves a complete oral examination by a veterinarian, dental x-rays, a cleaning both above and below the gum line, fluoride treatment, localized antibiotic treatment for periodontal pockets if indicated, and optional application of a dental sealant to retard plaque attachment.
An anesthesia free dental cleaning is a non-veterinary procedure where a pet is restrained awake, while the visible portion of some surfaces of the teeth are scaled (scraped with an instrument).
This procedure does not clean your pet’s teeth thoroughly, leaving your companion at risk for  progression of oral disease, and future problems.
Please visit the links below from The American Veterinary Dental College for more information about veterinary dental health.
 

 

 

Poison Helpline

Did you know that many local plants such as Lantana and  Sago Palm are toxic to dogs?  Several types of lilies (Easter lilies, Tiger lilies, Asiatic lilies) are rapidly fatal to cats.

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lilly     tiger lily

 

Common foods that we eat daily such as: chocolate, raisins, grapes, Macadamia nuts, onions and Xylitol sweetener can also be harmful to your pet. 

If your pet has ingested a toxic plant or food, please call Kindness, then call

The Pet Poison Helpline.  This service is available 24/7.

www.petpoisonhelpline.com

 

Refer a friend!!

We appreciate referrals!!  If you refer a friend, you will receive a $15.00 credit towards your next visit.  Thank you for spreading the word about Kindness Pet Hospital!  Below is our friend Neil and one of his backyard chickens!!

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New Website!

Kindness Pet Hospital is proud to launch our new website and unveil a new logo!  We hope you like our new look!  Please visit our site often, as we are adding content daily!!

 

Did you know…

Our logo is based on a very important member of Dr. Connor’s family.  The dog depicted in the logo was designed in memory of Dr. Connor’s Belgian sheepdog, Emmee.   “Emmee was my constant companion before kids and throughout veterinary school.  We were together all the time.  I miss her so much, and think of her every time I look at our logo”.

 

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Client Reviews

Professional, friendly, personal, skilled, informative.
Dr Connor is respectful and explains issues without being condescending or playing on a parents guilt (I've had this happen at other vets too many times to count).
She's reasonable about treatment options and truly cares about the animal and family rather than making money.
Everybody treats my dog well and greets him as well as me and are familiar with his issues.
They understand the issues of the heart along with how to practice good medicine.

Dr.Connor is so very knowledgeable and patient.
I feel like she treats each animal the way she would her own pet, and she really wants her clients to be armed with all of the necessary information to make good choices about care.
Her staff are wonderful, too--polite, professional and warm.
We always feel welcomed and comfortable when we bring our pets in.
So glad to have found Kindness!

Our experience with Kindness has been exceptional! Dr Mary and her staff are 1st Class! I have two old full blooded rescue mutts who are my kids and what I love most about Kindness taking care of them is each and every one of Dr Mary's staff genuinely cares.
They follow up better than any Vet I've had the 16 years that we have been here! I have given her referrals and they love her and staff as well.
Try Kindness and you will fall in love too!

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