Dogs and cats need dental cleaning every few years. Traditionally veterinarians have anesthetized their patients to scale the tartar and treat dental disease.
We recently received some advertisements: Anesthesia-free cleaning is now coming to Markham.
If you want to have your dog’s or cat’s teeth cleaned without anesthesia, you have to watch this youtube video. Dr. Marsig explains clearly that it is, in his words “a waste of money” and it can even harm your pet. It cleans only part of the surface and has no lasting effect. Watch this 5 minute video to be informed.
That’s why Dr. Marsig, a veterinarian in Markham, created a youtube video explaining what every pet owner needs to know:
The reasons are:
- Many teeth are too far back in the mouth and cannot be seen in an awake animal.
- The insides of the teeth cannot be reached.
- Cleaning below the gumline is the most important aspect of cleaning and it is impossible and harmful to do in a moving animal.
- All cleaned teeth need to be polished using a rotating polishing cup to create a smooth surface preventing bacterial adhesion and rebuilding of tartar.
Further veterinarians in Markham will tell you that without properly examining the mouth under anesthesia, many painful dental disease conditions will be missed, leaving your pet suffering, while owners have the illusion that they did something good for their pet.
Lastly, cleaning teeth outside an accredited veterinary facility breaches several Ontario regulations and laws and constitute illegal practice of veterinary medicine, which will be subject to prosecution.
If you want to have your dog’s or cat’s teeth cleaned without anesthesia, you have to watch this youtube video. Dr. Marsig explains clearly that it is, in his words “a waste of money”. It cleans only part of the surface and has no lasting effect. Watch this 5 minute video to be informed.
Your veterinary Careteam in Markham
PS We just received more high profile endorsement to our Youtube video from the American College of Veterinary Dentistry http://www.avdc.org/dentalscaling.html
Practicing Veterinary Medicine in Markham for a Long and Happy Life of ALL Your Pets.
Animal Hospital of Unionville, a veterinary clinic on the north side of Hwy 7, serving all pets in Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stouffville, and North York since 1966. We are your family vets for dogs, cats, pocket pets (rabbits, chinchillas, gerbils, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, skinny pigs, etc.), ferrets, and birds (budgies, cockatiel, parrots, amazon, cockatoo, love birds, conures, African greys, finches, canaries, etc.).
Disclaimer: No part of this website constitutes medical advice. Readers are advised to consult with their veterinarian.