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?
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.
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.
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!!
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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