San Diego Veterinarian Dr. Osawa Introduces New Dental Health Services for Cats and Dogs

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As the country observes National Children’s Dental Health this month, San Diego Veterinarian, Dr. Osawa, is taking the opportunity to remind owners of dogs and cats that dental health is also necessary by introducing new and improved services.

San Diego Veterinarian, Dr. Osawa, advises pet owners to properly care for the teeth of their cats or dogs. By prioritizing their cats’ or dogs’ dental health, the animals can avoid painful health issues and the owners can avoid shelling out extra expenses.

Dr. Osawa, the owner of the well-loved San Diego Veterinary Clinic, North Park Pet Hospital, reminds the community of pet lovers to be conscious of the signs of dental health problems in their cats and dogs. Generally, pets exhibit symptoms of dental health problems as soon as they reach the age of 3. The first signs of dental health issues are a foul breath, red gums, too much drooling, lack of energy and pain when eating. If left untreated, the pain can get worse. Sometimes, pets will bear with the pain in silence while some will start acting depressed and show symptoms of premature aging. Dr. Osawa strongly recommends that owners should still prioritize dental care for their cats and dogs even if they see no signs of trouble. This is a preventative healthcare measure, which contributes to the pet's long and happy life.

“The best way to prevent dental health problems in pets is regularly visiting a veterinarian for teeth cleaning and dental check-up,” remarked Dr. Osawa. Dental service is one of the veterinary services offered by the full service dog and cat hospital, North Park Pet Hospital.

Pet dental care from North Park Pet Hospital ensures that cats and dogs receive the best care. A dental exam involves checking for developmental abnormalities, cavities, fractures, abscessed teeth after accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease and oral tumors. Pre-anesthetic blood screening is also carried out to ensure that the pet is in good health before the administering of anesthetic. The blood test will also reveal any damage or ill effect to the pet’s organs caused by poor dental hygiene. Before and during the dental procedures, pets are maintained on IV fluids to keep their blood pressure normal. Throughout the entire procedure, the pet’s vitals are monitored. In removing plaque and tartar, the teeth are scaled including the area below the gum line. The teeth are then polished to remove micro-abrasions where bacteria can start accumulating. Teeth extractions are also administered by North Park Pet Hospital for various reasons such as cavities causing pain and discomfort, fractured and abscessed teeth. North Park Pet Hospital will only do dental extraction with the consent of the pet owner.

“To help ensure good dental health for their pets, owners should follow at-home dental care practices. Make sure that your pet’s teeth are brushed regularly and see to it that your furry loved ones visit a vet’s clinic once or twice a year for dental care.”

About North Park Pet Hospital
North Park Pet Hospital is a full service dog and cat hospital offering exams for sick, injured as well as healthy dogs and cats. The San Diego Veterinary Clinic offers surgeries, x-rays, dental cleanings, ultrasound, and many more veterinary services.
Visit to learn more about Pet Hospital of North Park's veterinary services.
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2444 University Ave
San Diego CA 92104

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