One of the most important health care considerations for your pet is their dental hygiene. An animal receiving regular care for their teeth by a veterinarian and at home can live as much as 25% longer than pets that do not have dental care. Our furry family members will have many of the same issues as people with dental care, including bad breath, painful teeth and gums, tooth decay and tooth loss. Left untreated, bacteria in the mouth can cause harm to your pet’s heart liver and kidneys.
Do you suspect your pet may be suffering from periodontal issues? Some of the signs include:
- »Bad breath
- »Discolored or loose teeth
- »Loss of appetite, and ultimately loss of weight
Dr. Ivy Heath has many years of successful veterinary dental care, and she will bring the same high level of care to your pet as well. Periodontal disease can begin to appear in both dogs and cats as young as one year of age, and she recommends bringing your pet in as early as possible for an oral exam. Dr. Heath and her caring staff can show you proper techniques for caring for your pet’s teeth at home, as well as make recommendations on a proper diet for their oral health. Regardless of your pet’s age or previous dental care, the professionals at Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital are ready to assist your furry family member. Call one of our compassionate team members at (252) 524-3384 today!
Other Services We Offer
Scratching that causes wounds or hair loss may be a result of an allergic condition. Let our caring staff diagnose & provide relief for your pet.
One of the most important diagnostic is an x-ray system. We are pleased to offer the latest in radiography with our digital x-ray unit.
We will determine whether your pet is heartworm positive or negative. Treatment options or monthly preventative medicines are available.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has a goal to keep suffering and pain to an absolute minimum while maintaining your pet’s quality of life.
Similar to “allergy shots” administered to people, these injections help your pet develop a tolerance against whatever has been causing the allergic reactions.
Our diagnostic capabilities, as well as experience and compassion, make our hospital an excellent choice for the life of your animal companion.
Here at Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital, we have a surgical and monitoring facility that includes state-of-the-art equipment and analyzers.
Dr. Heath understands the benefits of this drug and pain-free instrument, and is pleased to offer laser therapy at Faithful Friends Animal Hospital.
We recommend a permanent form of identification known as a microchip to increase the odds of being reunited with a lost pet.
Proper nutrition is one of the cornerstones of your pet’s health. One size does not fit all when it comes to a proper diet for your furry family member!
If your pet is facing a painful condition or surgery, contact us today and let us keep your pet as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has a complete pharmacy at our facility for the health of your pet, as well as your convenience.
We offer rehabilitation services for pets that have experienced trauma, major surgery, or disease that may have caused pain or limited movement.
When your pet is in need of surgery ranging from spay and neuters to intricate orthopedic procedures, you can count on our caring team.