VCA Shadeland Animal Hospital

Dental Awareness

By Denise
Published: January 29, 2013

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Did you know that periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease threatening the health of dogs and cats? It’s true! Bacteria, common in your pet’s mouth, can actually travel to his heart, liver and kidneys and cause life-threatening infections. Sounds scary, but there’s a simple solution"good dental care.

Now for a limited time, VCA Shadeland Animal Hospital is making it easier to give your pet needed dental care by offering 20% off the regular price of our dental package.

Our dental package includes:

- Complete dental examination
- Anesthesia (Pre-anesthetic lab work is required.)
- Cleaning and polishing
- Recheck and home dental care consultation

More than 80% of pets three years and older have some degree of periodontal disease. Even if your pet shows no signs of trouble, he could be at risk. Early warning signs of periodontal disease include: bad breath, yellow/brown crust around the gum line and bleeding gums. If not treated, these conditions can progress to pawing at the mouth, changes in chewing or eating habits, tooth loss, subdued behavior and excessive drooling.

Improve the quality of your relationship with your pet and provide them needed dental care by calling 317-547-9697 for a dental appointment.


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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 call Noah's Animal Hospital at 253-1327 or the Advance Care Center at 578-4100