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Dentistry


Oral Care


Lexington Animal Clinic provides in-house, state-of-the-art dental radiography. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommend that all pets receive annual dental radiographs. According to AAHA, “Dental radiographs are necessary for accurate evaluation and diagnosis of dental disease.  In one published report, intraoral radiographs revealed clinically important pathology in 27.8% of dogs and 41.7% of cats when no abnormal findings were noted on the initial examination. In patients with abnormal findings, radiography revealed additional pathology in 50% of dogs and 53.9% of cats.”  A dental cleaning should always include dental X-rays. Without dental radiography, a complete evaluation of your pet’s mouth is not possible.

The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC®) is a panel of veterinary dentist and veterinarians who are interested in promoting dental health. The VOHC is recognized worldwide.  They exist to promote products that meet pre-standards in plaque and tartar reduction in dogs and cats. The VOHC seal will be present on products that have met these pre-qualifications.

For a list of products that are VOHC-approved, please visit the VOHC website at http://vohc.org.