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Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic

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5812 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
Phone: 713-921-3300
Fax: 713-921-3302

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
MondayClosedClosed
Tuesday8 - 121:30 - 5:30
Wednesday8 - 121:30 - 5:30
Thursday8 - 121:30 - 5:30
Friday8 - 121:30 - 5:30
Saturday8-1Closed
SundayClosedClosed
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Periodontal disease affects 70-80% of pets by 3 years of age. Bacteria present in plaque will lead to inflammation of the gums, bad breath, bleeding, bone loss, painful tooth abscessation and eventual tooth loss.

Periodontal disease can also lead to more serious, systemic diseases, such as heart and kidney disease. These conditions are painful for the pet and can be expensive to treat, therefore, prophylactic treatment to keep the teeth and gums healthy is of great importance.

                  HOME CARE

Tooth brushing is the single most important preventative measure to be taken to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Your pet’s teeth should be brushed at least three times weekly, although daily brushing is best. Some dental chews that contain chlorhexidine, which kills bacteria, can be of benefit, but are no substitute for brushing.

We recommend toothpaste formulated   for pets, which do not foam like human toothpastes.

                                                                           Click here for AAHA Dental Care Guidelines.

PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CLEANING

Despite regular brushing, your pet will likely require a professional dental cleaning at some point. Some breeds require more frequent cleanings than others. Dental cleanings are day procedures that require anesthesia. Constant monitoring and IV fluids are administered during the procedure. Your pet will have their teeth scaled and polished, both above and below the gumline, as well as have a fluoride treatment. If bone loss (periodontal disease) is identified, dental radiographs are taken to reveal the extent of the disease in order to determine what further measures should be taken, if any. If extractions are necessary, your pet will receive intra-operative and post-operative pain medication, as well as antibiotics.

Client Testimonial

Dr. Farmer and the staff at Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic have taken wonderful care of the terrier mix that I am fostering! Oreo was hit by a car and broke his leg, and I really appreciate all of the time, attention, and care that Dr. Farmer has given us. The office is very clean, and you can tell that everyone who works there really cares about every pet that walks through their door! I highly recommend going to Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic if you are looking for a good vet!

Jessica Huggins
Houston, TX

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Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic
5812 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
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  • Phone: 713-921-3300
  • Fax: 713-921-3302
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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
MondayClosedClosed
Tuesday8 - 121:30 - 5:30
Wednesday8 - 121:30 - 5:30
Thursday8 - 121:30 - 5:30
Friday8 - 121:30 - 5:30
Saturday8-1Closed
SundayClosedClosed
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