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North Shore Animal League America Opens Full Service Pet Dental Suite with Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Dental Health is Vital to Your Pet’s Total Well-being

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Pet lovers who are dedicated to the care and life-long wellbeing of their companion animals should include dental hygiene in their animals’ regular health and wellness routine. With this in mind, North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Center opens a full-service pet dental suite that will offer extended services for dogs and cats. This includes teeth cleaning, extractions and most importantly, preventative care to avoid dental disease.

  • Dental hygiene is as important to your pets overall health as nutrition and exercise.
  • Poor dental hygiene can cause dental disease. Dental disease creates bacteria in the mouth and can cause oral pain, halitosis, tooth loss, periodontal disease and even affect the heart and kidneys,
    intestinal tract and joints. Also, a pet in dental pain is not a happy pet and the pain can affect his/her ability to eat.
  • It’s important to brush your pet’s teeth as early as possible. When their adult teeth are in, at about 6-9 months old, it is the best time to start a tooth-brushing regimen.
  • Avoid dental products containing Xylitol, as it is highly toxic to dogs and questionable to cats. NEVER use human toothpaste to clean pets’ teeth and gums.
  • Your pet should have annual dental check-ups by his/her veterinarian.
  • Good dental hygiene can add years to your pet’s life.

To learn more about North Shore Animal League America's Pet Health Center, click here.

North Shore Animal League America - Home of the Mutt-i-gree® - headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. The Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes each year. Over the past decade, the Animal League saved over 200,000 lives and has saved 1,000,000 animals since its inception. “Like” us at, follow us at To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit

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