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Pet dentistry: necessity or money-maker?
pet owner and they'll tell you dentistry is one of the top subjects their vet brings up during annual wellness exams. I don't think it's a stretch to say that most pet owners think dental care is just another way for their vet to dig into deeper into their ... read more
Pets need dental exams; anesthesia is necessary
the reluctance stems from a fear of anesthesia and the necessity of it for a dental procedure. To help explain why your pet needs some type of sedation for dentistry, consider these points: 1. When you are going to the dentist, the dentist can ask you how ... read more
8 unnecessary medical tests and procedures you keep getting
Itching to get out of the dentist's chair ASAP? You're in luck ... (Here's how to tell if you have a vitamin D deficiency.) PET or CT scans Knowing how serious some diseases are, it may seem wise to get a CT scan to screen for lung cancer, or a whole ... read more
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CareCredit and VCA Animal Hospitals, Inc. Extend Promotional Healthcare Financing Agreement
Services include wellness exams, vaccines and diagnostic programs, as well as specialties including oncology, cardiology, dentistry ... more than half of pet owners (55 percent) surveyed viewed care for their pets as an absolute necessity. read more
Want to insure your body?
If that didn't grab your attention, maybe your little pet will. Surely you love your little dog ... If you are a world-renown food critic, maybe you can insure your taste buds!. A dentist or a pianist? Your hands would need that protective cover ... read more
Lake Inmates Soon Will Pay To See Doctor
It's no different than a citizen who has to juggle whether he can afford to go to the doctor or buy something that is not a necessity ... Jail officials don't view the program so much as a money-maker as a money-saver. This budget year, the county ... read more
Orthodontics give dogs a healthy bite
For dogs – whose teeth are not just used for chewing but also like hands to pick up and carry objects – a healthy bite is a necessity. Certain orthodontic ... having a board-certified veterinary dentist apply braces. The goal of orthodontic treatment ... read more
Endearing pooch Lentil helps kids with facial differences
Alexander Reiter and John Lewis, both with the vet school's Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery ... "It's not really a necessity for patients that are not fully aware of what they look like." Because Lentil would still have his cleft lip, the vet ... read more
Victor Barcroft only had to get seriously ill to get there. Not that he resides in one; he doesn`t. Barcroft, 60, owns the Memorial Planning Association, a conglomorate of five cemeteries in Lake County, four for people and one for pets. He is, in his ... read more
Lentil the ‘ambassadog’ helps change the way people view cleft palates
"The cleft lip itself is more of a cosmetic surgery," Dr. Alexander Reiter of the vet school's Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery told CNN. "It's not really a necessity for patients ... "It's sort of a pet therapy where people can relate a little ... read more