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Gingivitis in Our Pets

My pet has Ginga-what?! Is it really a big deal if my pet’s gums are a little red…?

Gingivitis is inflammation of gum tissue, and anytime tissue is inflamed it is reacting to something, and this is not very comfortable. The redness is often the first indication that our pet is at the risk of developing periodontal disease = inflammation and infection of tissues surrounding the teeth.
Gingivitis is caused by a buildup of bacterial plaque on the teeth and irritates the tissue along the gumline. This bacteria can cause infection and weaken the tooth’s attachment. When dental disease occurs, this bacteria also have an easy entryway into the bloodstream and can migrate to major organs such as kidney, liver and heart.

Prevention is the best medicine! Gingivitis can be an early indication of dental disease so let’s get ahead of it! Dental diets, regular brushing and veterinary exams can slow or stop the progression of the disease.
Take a peak in your pet’s mouth today and book a dental exam with your veterinarian at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

Written by: Amanda, RVT

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Updated July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS