Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pet Care University - "Say Cheese"

Come Join us on Saturday February 11th for the next session of our 
"Pet Care University" educational series: 
"Say Cheese: the facts about animal dental care"
Jennifer Deeks, RVT

Our special guest speaker for this session is Jennifer Deeks, a Registered Veterinary Technician with the Animal Dental Care team at the University of Guelph. She will be providing our students with valuable information on dental disease in cats and dogs.

She will be discussing the following topics:

  • early detection of dental disease
  • Prevention and treatment options
  • brushing tips
  • Severe dental problems
  • Secondary diseases caused by dental infections
  • products to help reverse or slow down the progression of dental disease
  • Dietary options to help care for your pets teeth
  • and much more

 If you have any questions about how to care for your pet's oral health, she will be happy to assist you.

Attendance to our seminars is open to all who wish to attend at no charge, but space is limited so please reserve your seat by calling or emailing our office.
Phone: 519-763-4992          email: rcahclients@rogers.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Zeus' Day At The Dentist

Zeus recovering after his dental cleaning
Well, Zeus had his dental cleaning today.  He was certainly not happy this morning when he didn't get his usual breakfast feast and he found himself in a cage rather than roaming the clinic like he normally does!  He went under general anaesthetic at 9:00 and was finished and waking up by 10:00.  Dental x-rays revealed no evidence of lesions or tooth decay so all he needed was a basic cleaning.  After scaling the teeth with a set of hand instruments, an ultrasonic scaler was used to remove any unseen plaque.  Next we used a tool called a curette to clean the surfaces below the gum line and finished up with a polisher to smooth out any rough areas left by the scaling instruments.  Then it was time to turn off the anaesthetic and wake him up.  His recovery went very smoothly and before long he was up asking for his missing breakfast!  His gums will likely be tender for a day or two but after that I'm sure he will be feeling much better and perhaps he will forgive me for not feeding him like I am supposed to!

Zeus' Dental X-rays

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Our Pets Need (and get) Dental Care too....

Many of you know Zeus, my very handsome 12 old old tabby, who has finally achieved his target weight of 12 pounds (thanks to the wonderful staff here at Royal city!).  He’s more active, playful and interacts more with everyone.  However, his breath is quite smelly and he’s dropping a bit of food when he eats.  He had a dental cleaning almost 2 years ago and I guess it’s time for another! We’ll do his pre-operative blood work today and schedule him for Thursday. He doesn’t show any signs of infection in his mouth and he doesn’t have a hearth murmur, so unless the blood work tells me something different or unless he needs extractions, I won’t put him on antibiotics.  - Dr B. Drewry


Friday, January 06, 2012

Rainbow Bridge

Our thoughts are with our dear firend Bob today.  His 13 year old hunting companion, a beautiful Vizsla called Nike died in his arms yesterday.  She had some beautiful puppies in her younger years and we hope that her spirit lives on through them.  Barbara Drewry

Monday, January 02, 2012

Pet Care Tip of the Day

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