We practice a comprehensive and holistic approach to animal health care, and that includes complete pet dentistry services. Dental health is extremely important for the overall well-being of your pet. Oral disease, when untreated, can cause many problems for your pet, such as pain, tooth decay, kidney and liver problems, bad breath, tartar build-up, difficulty eating, loss of appetite, swollen or bleeding gums, and loose or missing teeth. Most dogs and cats will show signs of periodontal disease by age three. Early detection of emerging symptoms of oral disease is essential to effective treatment. That’s why it is very important to have your vet perform an annual dental checkup and cleaning for your pet.
Oral health is often overlooked by pet owners, but there’s a lot you can do at home to keep your cat or dog’s teeth and gums clean and healthy. Check your pet’s teeth at least once a week for obvious signs of oral problems, including broken, loose, or missing teeth, swollen and/or bleeding gums, tartar and plaque buildup, and exceptionally bad breath. Unusual chewing actions or a simple refusal to eat can be signs of oral pain. You can brush your pet’s teeth just like you do your own and it’s just as beneficial for them. Ask your vet about special treats and chews that you can give your pet to help prevent tartar and plaque buildup.
Veterinary Pet Dentistry
Our clinic is fully equipped with a cutting-edge surgical suite and laboratory to provide your pet with the best possible pet dentistry. We perform dental services such as cleaning, extractions and surgery. These procedures require your pet to be sedated; therefore, we will perform pre-surgical laboratory tests to ensure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo these procedures. Also, because bacteria can be released into the bloodstream, we will need to start your pet on antibiotics approximately two days prior to the dental procedure.
It is critical that your pet has an empty stomach; therefore, do not feed after 10:00 p.m. the night before the procedure. Your pet may have water through the night, but NO food or water in the morning. Dental procedures require that your pet spend the entire day with us. They may come in between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and will be ready to go home at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Contact our office to schedule a dental exam and cleaning for your pet. We look forward to seeing you here!