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ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF ORLEANS

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65 Finlay Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: (508) 255-1194
Fax: (508) 255-9709

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Monday8 AM5 PM
Tuesday8 AM5 PM
Wednesday8 AM5 PM
Thursday8 AM5 PM
Friday8 AM5 PM
Saturday8 AMNoon
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Dental Care
Does your pet have bad breath? Discolored or loose teeth?  Swollen or bleeding gums? Seem to have trouble chewing hard food as well as normal?  If so, it is likely that your pet has periodontal disease. Dogs and cats are subject the same dental problems as humans are - even more so since we have better dental hygiene.  Using chews or treats specifically designed to clean teeth and remove tartar can help, but sometimes your pet may need a comprehensive dental cleaning.

"Dog Breath" can be more than an annoyance.  Chronic periodontal disease has been linked to other serious health issues in humans and animals.  Gum disease can affect pets in other ways too: Loss of appetite, discomfort, and overall changes in attitude.

The Animal Hospital of Orleans can give your pet a dental check-up and if needed we can schedule a "Dental".  A dental starts with a complete examination of the mouth, tongue, gums, and teeth. The teeth are then cleaned using an ultra-sonic scaler - just like the one your dental hygienist uses.  The scaling removes tartar and plaque, even below the gum line.  As each tooth is cleaned, it is also thoroughly examined for cracks, looseness, decay, and pockets in the gums.  If a tooth is too badly damaged, or if  gum disease has caused extensive bone loss around the tooth, it may have to be extracted. Surgical extraction of a tooth can prevent future infections and relieve the discomfort your pet is feeling.Before and After Dental

We use the same safe anesthesia protocols for our dental procedures as for our surgical cases. For more information of our anesthetic protocols and monitoring click here.

The American Academy of Periodontology website has information on some additional health risks of periodontal disease in humans:

RESPIRATORY DISEASE.  Research has found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease.

CANCER.  Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers.

HEART DISEASE.  Several studies have shown that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. While a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease.

DIABETES.  Diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal disease, which in turn can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications.

Sources:    
www.perio.org/consumer/other-systemic-diseases
www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease
www.perio.org/consumer/diabetes.htm
 


 

  

Welcome

Our AHO family has been caring for yours since 1993!

We always welcome new clients to join our extended family! New clients receive their first office visit  for FREE!

Fear Freesm is an educational program designed for veterinary professionals that focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of our canine and feline patients. The program consists of eight courses that, combined, provide the knowledge and tools necessary for veterinary professionals to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in patients and their owners.

As an investment in improving our practice, we paid for all of our staff, from our receptionists to our kennel techs, to be trained and certified in Fear Freesm protocols. We want to make sure that your pet’s visit, from veterinary services to boarding, is the best it can be for both you and your pet. The last thing we want is for your pet to fear the one place that is fully committed to ensuring they live a happy and healthy life!

For more information about creating a Fear Free Happy Home, CLICK HERE!
For more information about the Fear Free Initiative, CLICK HERE!

We are an AAFP certified Cat Friendly Practice.

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Our Services

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Click below to learn more about the veterinary and boarding services we provide.

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Testimonials and Reviews

"Took Buzzy for his first yearly check-up and was nervous about his interaction with the staff as he is a rescue and you can never be sure of their history.  Discovered at the appointment, they have become a Fear Free Certified Animal Hospital.  What a fabulous experience!!!! 20 STARS********** Rather than get through the appointment at any expense to Buzzy, they played with him in a soft music, pheromone infused room (he was already wearing a pheromone neckerchief, courtesy of the front desk) and enticed him with edible treats.  The whole idea is to make it a pleasant experience for the pup or kitty.  It was decided that we would come back next week for the "real appointment" to help Buzzy relax and see the office as a pleasant destination.  It obviously worked. As my other half took Buzz out to the car, and I talked with the staff, the outside door reopened and Buzzy came back in.  Did not want to go to the car! Usually our dogs can't get out of the vet's office fast enough.  Well done all. You even had me relaxed by the end of the visit." Deborah Miller

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday8 AM5 PM
Tuesday8 AM5 PM
Wednesday8 AM5 PM
Thursday8 AM5 PM
Friday8 AM5 PM
Saturday8 AMNoon
SundayClosedClosed

Additional Kennel Pick-up & Drop off Hours Available By Appointment.  Call the Kennel Cell Phone: (508) 240-4810

Saturday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF ORLEANS
65 Finlay Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
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