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Non-Anesthetic Teeth Cleaning for Dogs

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2023 Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease

 

As news spreads across the US about increased cases in multiple states, we are monitoring veterinary and news reports as more information is provided. We acknowledge that much is still unknown about this disease, its cause and possible treatments. The disease impacts the respiratory system and can cause forms of pneumonia and other infections. Dog parents are encouraged to use good judgement and not to panic and ensure their dogs are current on vaccinations including *Bordetella and CIV (Canine Influenza).

 

Some precautions include avoiding higher risk environments where you are uncertain of the vaccination or health status of other dogs such as dog parks, boarding and kennel facilities, groomers and day care facilities. Also avoid sharing water bowls, dog toys, chews, bedding etc with dogs outside of your household.  Owners may also consider delaying or rescheduling wellness or non-urgent veterinary appointments.

 

We encourage all dog owners to be especially aware of your dog’s behavior, health, and any unusual signs of potential infection of this virus. If your dog develops any of the following symptoms or a combination of multiple symptoms, please contact your primary veterinarian.

Some symptoms include (but are not limited to):

  • Coughing (soft, dry or wet)

  • Sneezing

  • Labored breathing

  • Discharge from eyes or nose

  • Changes in appetite

  • Changes in energy level or lethargy

 

We understand that some dog owners may wish to reschedule their non-anesthetic teeth cleaning appointments with us until more is know about this disease, its cause, possible treatments and even vaccination.

 

*Bordetella and Canine Influenza Vaccinations

The Bordetella vaccine provides immunity against Kennel Cough (Bordetella bronchiseptica) which is a highly contagious respiratory infection. The vaccine becomes effective in adult dogs a minimum of 72 hours after administered, however it is recommended to vaccinate at least 1-2 weeks before potential exposure if possible. An annual booster is required.

 

The CIV H3N2/H3N8 combination vaccine provides immunity against both strains of the Canine Influenza virus. The initial vaccination is a 2-step process: 1st vaccination injection followed by a 2nd booster injection 14 days later. Immunization becomes effective in adult dogs a minimum of 2 weeks after the 2nd injection is administered. An annual booster is required.

The Natural Pet Tooth Fairy is a top-rated clinic in Northern California specializing in professional, anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for dogs of all sizes. Our experienced veterinarians and hygienists utilize proven animal behavioral techniques in a relaxing environment so your pet will experience a more natural dental cleaning alternative. In addition, we offer a full range of vaccinations for your dog, which can be scheduled at the same time as your cleaning appointment or as a separate appointment. 

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