VCA Mesa Animal Hospital

Dental Awareness Program

By Christina B.
Published: December 01, 2013

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Did you know dental disease is the most common disease to affect animals of all ages? Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive proper dental care will develop signs of dental disease by age three. Pure bred cats and small dogs are at greater risk developing the disease.

Dental disease can have a negative effect on vital organs. Twenty minutes after eating, plaque begins to form on teeth. Bacteria in the plaque will irritate the gums and cause them to bleed, allowing the bacteria to enter the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, the bacteria will travel throughout the body and can affect the heart, kidneys, liver, and brain.

Early prevention is key! With proper dental care, the risk of dental disease can be reduced. To help with prevention, VCA Mesa Animal Hospital is offering 20% off dental services starting December 2nd through the end of March. Discuss your pet’s oral health with your veterinarian during his/her annual exam and schedule a cleaning today.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.  If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

Animal Emergency Clinic 12180 Ridgecrest Rd., Ste.122, Victorville, CA 92395       (760)962-1122    Open after 6pm on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.

VCA Victor Valley Animal Hospital 11696 Hesperia Road, Hesperia, CA 92345               (760)244-8022   Open until 8pm on select days.