Dental Care

Our pets need dental care in a similar way that we do.  Plaque and tartar build-up leads to gingivitis and periodontitis.  These conditions are painful and lead to tooth loss.

We offer dental care to cats and dogs in Mankato, North Mankato and the surrounding area the types of care we offer are tailored to your pets individual needs.  We offer professional cleaning and polishing under general anesthesia.  We have the capability to perform a needed extraction of any tooth in your pets mouth.  We will prescribe any necessary medications including antibiotics and pain relief.

We also offer a complete line of at home care products.  These include pet toothpaste, oral rinses, dental chews and pet foods.

Fall is Here and So Are The Fleas!

ShyloFall is here and so are the fleas! Fleas cause your pet to be itchy and spread disease. Fleas also carry tapeworm eggs.

Your pet becomes infected with tapeworm when they swallow a flea. Fleas spend 80% of their time off the animal. Finding a few fleas on your pet can mean you have an infestation. One female flea can lay 50 eggs a day and up to 2,000 in her lifetime time!

If your pet is itchy, it may have fleas, even if you don’t see any fleas.  Pets can be allergic to fleas and 1 bite from a flea can set off a serious skin condition.  Every pet needs flea prevention.  We can help you determine the right product for your pet.  We can also help you treat your pet and house if you discover fleas. Call us at 507-720-6700 with flea questions.

Brushing Your Cats Teeth

brushing-cats-teethIf your veterinarian has observed that your cat has poor dental health, if you have smelled an unpleasant odor coming from your cat’s mouth, or if you just want to do everything you can to keep your cat’s mouth healthy, you will want to learn to brush your cat’s teeth. oral exam

Just as we must brush our own teeth on a regular basis to keep them healthy, regular brushing improves the health of your cat’s teeth as well.

Many cats will allow brushing if a routine is introduced slowly and somewhat early in life.

You will need a toothbrush that is comfortable to use in the small areas of the mouth. You will also need special cat toothpaste. And if your cat has painful teeth, tartar, and/or gingivitis or if you’ve noticed a foul odor coming from your cat’s mouth, its teeth should be professionally cleaned before you begin a home-care routine.