Nonanesthetic scaling of teeth

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Clients should be informed that groomers and others should never be allowed to scale a pet’s teeth. Scaling of teeth must always be accompanied by polishing and must only be done by trained veterinary personnel operating in a clinical setting with an anesthetized animal. Explain that NAD scaling is a cosmetic procedure, does not improve oral or systemic health, and can cause pain, fear, bleeding, and infection.

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These guidelines are supported by generous educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., CareCredit, Hill’s® Pet Nutrition Inc., and Midmark

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