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Melissa is dedicated to pet tooth care the "non groggy" way!
"We offer a cost effective and all natural solution to restore your pets pearly whites while they are awake"
- all natural, cruelty free products
-hand scaling above the gum line
Melissa at APL was making dog treats before she was teeth cleaning! 100% all natural, locally sourced in Ontario, cold smoked and then dehydrated to lock in all of the goodness that each product holds!
From sliced beaver tails with anti allergens to Salmon skin chips loaded full of omega-3 to Duck feet, we carry them all!
In salon or online!
Tropiclean fresh breath helps to soften the existing plaque on your pets teeth as well as helping to prevent plaque from forming in the first place.
Available in Salon: Puppy, cat, vanilla mint, fresh mint (lg and sm), peanut butter and 2 sizes of toothbrushes.
In salon or online!
Over time, the structures that support your dog’s teeth can become damaged or infected. Severe, prolonged damage can cause their teeth to loosen or even fall out.
By prioritizing dental care for dogs, you can make sure those teeth-supporting structures remain strong and healthy. Then, your dog’s teeth will stay in place, making it easier for them to chew and play.
Otherwise, your dog could have issues eating, which could lead to malnutrition or other health concerns. They’ll also have to live life in pain after losing their teeth!
You might not realize your dog has a serious dental problem until it becomes more advanced. In fact, many dogs are good at hiding their pain, being the stoic creatures that they are. Bringing your dog for regular cleaning with Melissa at APL will confirm that their oral hygiene is on track to having an overall healthy pet! If there’s a problem, you can catch it early on.
Do you ever get a nasty whiff of your dog’s bad breath after a slobbery kiss? That’s a sign that bacteria are building up due to poor dental care for dogs.
Cleaning your dog’s teeth regularly can help prevent that odor from developing. Otherwise, the food particles that cling to their teeth and gums will form into plaque.
It’s the same biological process that happens with humans. Biological biofilm called plaque coats the teeth’s surface. After a few days, the film will calcify and turn cement-hard. While the first layer is microscopic, more layers will accumulate over time.
This will create a nasty, yellow-brown film over your dog’s teeth: plaque.
Plaque is a filmy substance that’s caused by a build-up of bacteria. Brushing regularly can help remove plaque before it hardens into tartar. Otherwise, your dog’s teeth will need professional cleaning to remove the tartar build-up.
To the left is a before and after of one of Melissa's clients. You can see the inflamed gums and soreness.
When tartar is left on your dog’s teeth, it can cause inflammation and gum infection. The gums may begin to recede from the teeth, leaving the teeth and gums more vulnerable. This can lead to gingivitis, which can cause your dog to lose their teeth.
In one study, the overall prevalence for dogs with gingivitis or periodontal disease was 86.3%.
Gingivitis is the first phase of gum disease. After some time, it can develop into a more dangerous periodontal disease.
Understanding the importance of dental health for dogs can help your pup avoid periodontal disease.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease can both cause pain. Imagine the last time you had a toothache. Would you want your dog to experience the same issues?
Dental disease can become painful for dogs and humans alike. By keeping your dog’s teeth and gums healthy, you can prevent oral pain.
Otherwise, they might not want to eat. They might also experience mood changes.
A few signs your dog has dental disease include:
Melissa will give you a detail analysis of any of these issues in your pups mouth.
The bacteria that causes plaque to form can enter the bloodstream. Once it travels through the body, that bacteria can spread to the heart, liver, and kidneys. This process is called bacteremia.
Bacteremia can cause organ damage and make your dog sick.
By focusing on dental care for dogs, you can keep your dog happy and healthy for a long time!
Catching those dental health issues early on will help you prevent big problems in the future.
For example, Melissa will notice plaque is starting to build against your dog’s teeth. She will clean the plaque before it hardens into tartar, which can prevent bacteria from spreading.
As a result, you’re also preventing future organ damage, which can save you from an expensive procedure in the future.
In other words, working on your dog’s dental care now will benefit your wallet and peace of mind in the long-run.
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