Meet FACE Success Story Teddy!

Teddy is an adorable Schnauzer-Poodle mix.  His dad Christopher adopted him from the El Cajon Animal Shelter when he was a puppy. Recently, Teddy began to experience a swollen, painful mouth.  His vets at the Bastet Veterinary Hospital told Christopher that Teddy had severe periodontal disease and required surgery to deal with several infected and broken teeth. … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Teddy!

Pet Dental Care Guidelines from the American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association recently updated its dental care guidelines for veterinary practitioners.   They have also created a helpful factsheet for dog and cat owners based on the guidelines. Here’s what you need to know to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy! Dental disease starts early, and most pets will have some issues … Continue reading Pet Dental Care Guidelines from the American Animal Hospital Association

Dental Problems in Flat-Faced Cat Breeds

There’s a lot of information out there about the health problems associated with flat muzzles (called brachycephaly) in certain dog breeds such as the Bulldog, Pug, and Shih Tzu.  But did you know that flat-faced cats, especially the Persian and the Exotic Shorthair, also suffer from health problems tied to brachycephaly? Brachycephalic animals can suffer … Continue reading Dental Problems in Flat-Faced Cat Breeds