Dentistry

Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.

Common signs of dental disease include:

  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • Depression

Even if your dog or cat doesn’t have these symptoms, we recommend that you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.

Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body: Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. If these problems aren’t caught and treated quickly enough, they can result in death. A physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if infection in the mouth has spread.

Schedule your pet’s dental exam today! We can also help show you how to brush your pet’s teeth and recommend foods and treats that will help combat plaque and tartar buildup.

 

Doctors Appointment Hours

 

Monday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

( illness and follow up appointments only)

Monday:  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

(wellness and vaccines)

 

Tuesday: Dental 8:30 am to 2:00 pm Only

 

Tuesday: Appointments 3:00 pm to 6:30pm

(wellness and vaccines)

 

Wednesday: We are closed for Surgery

 

Thursday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

(illness and follow up)

Thursday: 1:30 to 6:15 pm

( wellness and vaccinces)

 

Friday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

( illness and follow up appointments only)

Friday: 2:00pm to 4:30 pm

(wellness and vaccines)

 

Bussines Hours for medication and food pick up are as followed.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

Friday 9:00 -4:00pm

Pick up for Perscriptions or food is no longer same day you order.

Please ask what day medication will be ready to pick-up.

 

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 

 

We all agree that our pets are family member(s).

When they need to see a doctor, we can’t rest until they have the care they deserve.

 

  Thank you,

   Dr. Royster

 


Haverford Animal Hospital

Our hours have changed and we request that if you are unable to keep your appointment that you call us with a 24 hour notice to avoid a fee of $25.00 and  that we can help other pets in need and give them that appointment.

We are grateful that you have chosen us for your pet care medical needs

 

Thank you