It has been awhile since we have posted any updates about our hard working office mascots – Winston & Minnie – Dr. Allen’s two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels. The bubba’s (as they are affectionately called) are doing just fine. Minnie just turned six years old and Winston will be seven years old in July. Last week it was time for the two scoundrels to have some much needed dental work performed and it reminded us that it is not just humans that need to have good oral hygiene – your pets need to have regular scheduled visits to the vet to check their oral health.
We had known for some time that Winston & Minnie needed to have work done on their teeth. But as is human nature it was something we felt could wait. As their breath became more and more intolerable, we noticed that Winston was having trouble chewing his food. Once that happened, it was time to do something about it. Enter Dr. Richard Reeves and his team at Applewood Animal Hospital in Paradise Valley, AZ. Dr Reeves and company made the whole experience easy for both the dogs and us.
Regarding oral health for your pets, Dr. Reeves says the following: “Periodontal disease is one of the most common problems we find in our pets. Just like people, dogs and cats of any age can have problems with tartar, bad breath, gingivitis and/or misalignment. Also just like in people, these dental problems can lead to other diseases and be very painful. Because of this, regular dental cleaning is recommended. Keeping your pet’s teeth healthy is one of the best investments in their long term health, and makes those doggy kisses much sweeter! “
We are happy to report that after a day of recovery, both dogs are their old selves again – playing, chewing and being happy – as all dogs should be. So what could have been a traumatic experience, turned into something that helped get these pups back to optimum health. Since we don’t have to worry about HIPPA for animals, I am able to post chart notes and photos from this experience. So Winston and Minnie are feeling good and will be happy to great you when you show up for a root canal at Phoenix Endodontic Group.