At-Home Pet Dental Care

A dog having its teeth brushed in the bathMost of us brush our teeth twice a day and see the dentist at least annually, but many of our pets don’t have the benefit of regular pet dental care. It’s true, we love their smiles no matter what they look like. But did you know that it’s not only a great smile and fresh breath that counts?

It is estimated that over 85% of pets over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease. Dental disease can be present without you even knowing it and can cause bad breath, bleeding gums, infection under the gumline, tooth loss, and even compromise your pet’s internal organs.

If you already have an at-home pet dental care program, congratulations! If not, let Androscoggin Animal Hospital help you prevent dental disease with a team approach.


Keeping Them Well: Pet Wellness Care for Your New Pet

new petA new year has begun, and we’re sure that some of you have added a new pet to your family this holiday season! New pets are such an exciting way to add love and fun to your home, but they also take some adjustment as you become familiar with your pet’s health needs and personality. There’s a lot to learn about keeping your new pet healthy – from exercise and nutrition to pet wellness and preventive care. At Androscoggin Animal Hospital, it’s our job to help you learn the best ways to keep your new pet healthy, and we’re excited to get started!


Dental Care Introduction

 beezer brushDoes your pet’s breath smell bad enough to knock you over? If so, this is definitely the blog for you!

Many pet owners do not realize how important a healthy mouth is for their pet.  We humans hear about our own dental health all the time; just count the number of toothpaste, toothbrush, or mouthwash commercials you see during your favorite TV show.  Most of us are on board with keeping our own teeth healthy and our breath smelling fresh.  However, many pet owners just accept their pet’s horrible breath and rivers of drool as a fact of life.  Continue…