dog dentist

At James Valley Veterinary we believe that a healthy mouth is of utmost importance to a healthy pet. Most people notice when their pet’s breath is bad but few actually look at their pet’s teeth, especially the back teeth. When gingival tissue gets inflamed the next step is periodontal disease and tooth loss. Most pets, in particular small breed dogs, have significant dental disease by the time they are 2 years old! Every day that a pet lives with dental disease, he or she is fighting a nasty infection. Sadly, this infection can seriously negatively affect the health of a pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys.

Clients are often concerned that pet dentistry involves anesthesia and that anesthesia has risks. While this is true, Dr. Porter want to reassure their clients that the risk of anesthesia done well is much less than the risk of infected gums and periodontal disease.

Dr. Porter provides FREE Brief Dental Exams to determine the necessity of dental work. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!!!